An Innovative Irrigation System

I have big plans for my garden this year. Big plans that involve ruby red tomatoes, fragrant basil, sweet peas and, I might add, a very cool irrigation system. I realized (with the gentle suggestion of my husband) that I may have overextended myself this summer. A new large garden, a berry box across town, a full-time job, a cottage food business and a crazy volunteer schedule has left me with very little time to run about tending to all of these interests. Unfortunately, plants don’t care. They want their water and will punish you by curling into sad ghosts of their former selves if left unattended. I knew I couldn’t make it to both gardens every day, so we needed a new idea. Our first idea was to install water barrels and use gravity to get the work done but at our new community garden, we have a few unique design requirements that required us to get more creative.

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