Where I live in New Zealand we get long hot summer days. Just yesterday it was 32deg C (91 deg F) with a very strong hot wind we call the Nor’wester. This dries out our veggie garden very quickly. To help with automating the garden watering without wasting water and making it easier to weed and harvest, I set up a lawn soaker hose system.
By using flexible soaker hose you can easily move or roll the hose up. While you weed or during harvest, you don’t have to worry about damaging the watering system in your veggie garden plus you can quickly move the soaker hose to water different areas as the plants requirements change.
What you will need:
13mm garden irrigation hose (enough to run the length of your veggie beds)
13mm ‘T’ garden irrigation joiners (one for every second veggie row)
Lawn ‘soaker’ hose (the cheap green plastic hose with small holes along its length)
Cable ties (I love these - you can do so much with them!)
Staples or small nails (optional)