A Watering System For The Garden

Thanks to the teaching of Don’s dad, we assembled a timed watering system for our garden last night.

The materials…

Tucking the hose under the door frame and doing a test run on just one plant before setting them all up.


But…the water spigot is downstairs so we needed to run the main hose to the end of the balcony and down the building. We ran into a few challenges while working through how to secure the hose to the building and had to make a trip to the hardware store for more supplies. In the end we managed to get it done and it doesn’t look unsightly. (I totally forgot to get a picture of that aspect so you’ll just have to trust me.) 🙂

Finally, back to finishing the rest of the sprayer hookups as the evening creeps up on us.

And then there was water. Yay!

I know, there’s water everywhere. We both got a little wet while adjusting the sprayers to the right flow rate and directing them properly so that they spray in the right direction and not just wildly everywhere. Now that we’ve got it all settled, every morning around 6:30 the water will spray for about 10 minutes and water our plants for us. Blissful freedom from having to remember to water or to fend off the mosquitos while watering.

Can’t thank you enough Big Don for turning us on to this wonderful invention and for giving us the timer to run the water! 🙂

Weather means more when you have a garden.  There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. 
~ Marcelene Cox


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