Gardening Gadgets: Water Systems
Paul James takes a look at four gardening gadgets that'll help get water where it's needed most.
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First, an automatic plant watering system that distributes over six gallons of water to as many as 20 plants for up to 40 days.
Just place the tank above the level of your plants, connect the two ends of the hose to the tank to form a loop, and fix the hose in each pot with the stakes provided. Then cut the hose with scissors close to each pot and
connect the emitters. Fill the tank with water, select the most suitable watering timetable, and let the system do the rest. This system runs for up to one year on a 9-volt battery (not included).
How about a drip irrigation system in a bag? Simply wrap the bag around the base of a tree or shrub up to four inches in diameter and fill the bag with water. Over a period of four to eight hours, water slowly drips from the emitters on the underside of the bag into the soil.
A terra cotta Wormie Water Sensor lets you know when it’s time to water. Just stab the Wormie into the soil and it absorbs water and darkens in color. When it returns to its original color, it’s time to water.
Finally, this cute little Drip-it Frog will help water your plants while you're away. Just place the water wick in one of the prongs of the base, fill the frog with water, put the base on the frog and stab the prongs on the underside of the base into the soil, resting the base on the edge of the pot. It slowly drips out moisture to your plant.
Wormie water sensor - Cobra, Co.
The Oasis Automatic Plant Watering System - Claber, Inc.
Drip-it Frog - Drip-It Systems