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Post  sfgbeginner on 6/1/2014, 10:02 pm

Hellow fellow SFGers !!!!!   I water my sfg's with a hose.  Am I performing an action that will darn me to Hell?    Very Happy
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Post  boffer on 6/1/2014, 10:53 pm

I'll match your hose, and raise you an impact sprinkler!  Razz 
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/2/2014, 12:47 pm

Hand-held spray wand here, w/ gravity fed roof water irrigation.  Unless I run out of water in the totes & have to use the city water.  Like now...  but STILL connected w/ wand.
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Post  shegardens on 6/2/2014, 2:43 pm

I just ordered a drip system from dripworks....
I wasn't going to, but the last few years my tomatoes got rot diseases....
I think it was bc I planted them too close together, not one per square, but
also bc I watered over the leaves too much....
so I've just gone ahead and invested in a drip system....
hope it will help!

but it looks like not everyone goes drip!  The hand held spray wand sure is less expensive
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Post  TxGramma on 6/2/2014, 3:14 pm

I use a spray wand too. I love it, it's one of the gardening chores that I enjoy. I love to go out in the garden early in the morning, walk around and check out all my plants and look for new "babies"; watering days just adds to it, I get to listen to the water spraying. It makes me feel more connected to the garden and like I played more of a role in growing it than if I had an automatic watering system in place. But I have a garden small enough to still hand water and enjoy it, when I get all my additions to the garden made I might not feel the same but somehow I think I will. It's just part of gardening that I love doing. Part of that may be due to the fact that I am just enjoying the garden so much and am so proud of being able to keep things growing and flourishing; something I have always wanted to do and not tried before now because the few times I tried to grow an indoor plant I always ended up killing it, so I didn't think I would be able to have a garden. Watering was always the main thing I had problems with so it's a great feeling now to know I am getting it right.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/2/2014, 3:25 pm

I agree, TxGramma!  I'll do a walk around talking to the plants and then start watering.  I find it very relaxing. 

For me, mornings are an issue, so something to get my jaw to unclench is helpful... lol.
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Post  boffer on 6/2/2014, 3:42 pm

@shegardens wrote:...but it looks like not everyone goes drip!  The hand held spray wand sure is less expensive

You can't beat the convenience of drip.  

On the other hand,  I prefer the hands-on approach of watering with a wand because I do my pest patrol at the same time, and so far, I've been able to avoid the use of any pesticides, including organic.

I make my own wands for different watering purposes.  I also prune the bottom of my tomatoes to keep the leaves off the MM, and to make room for the wand to water the MM without getting the leaves wet.

I use the impact sprinkler for my corn, potatoes, and squash.  I water early in the morning so they dry out by dusk, and I haven't had any issues.  However that might not work in your climate.
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Post  shegardens on 6/2/2014, 4:27 pm

Boffer,

good suggestions!

I too enjoy doing the watering...so
maybe I'll rethink my drip yet again....
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