Thursday, May 10, 2012

Irrigation/Watering System Installed

A long time ago, we tried to grow a tomato plant and we neglected to water it, so it died. : ( Well, we are determined not to let this garden dry out. So we came up with the idea to set up a watering/irrigation system. We went to Lowe's and bought a garden hose and timer for the faucet. 

Then, we carefully ran the hose through the garden and made holes for the water to spray out. We also added tomato cages for the tomato plants, this will help support them as they grow. We should have added this at the beginning but we completely forgot, so it was a little difficult to add it now that they are big. We lost 2 tomatoes and one branch in the process. This is how it looks now.

Unfortunately, we might have to return the timer. Turns out our faucet has some sort of device with holes in it that won't let it stay open without water leaking out all day. My husband was able to remove the device with the holes but the faucet is still leaking out water (way too much) to leave it on all day. So we are trying to figure out a solution. For now, we have to turn on the hose by hand. : (

One more photo. You can barely see the water shooting out. 

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