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lsuson
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veggie garden watering methods
What's everyone's setup to water your veggie plants? I'm on my second setup and I'm still not happy. I did the small sprinkler heads low to the ground so that I didn't wet leaves. Then I switched to drip irrigation using pvc pipe and I'm not getting enough water pressure for all the beds so I'm back to square one.


Korkstand
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TheBoo
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re: veggie garden watering methods
I do the standard stand a spray method using a contractors nozzle.


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guedeaux
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Then I switched to drip irrigation using pvc pipe and I'm not getting enough water pressure for all the beds


The drip systems have a pressure regulator. You need to split you system into more than 1 zone BEFORE the pressure regulator.


eng08
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Put the pressure regulator right before the drip system zone starts. So it’s high pressure all the way until the dropper spot


lsuson
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I had one one connected to my hose that ran the sprinkler heads, but for some reason took it off when I did the drip irrigation.


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lsurulzes88
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I put in drip tape this year. Put valves on the peppers to keep from overwatering. Otherwise just hook up the hose and let it roll.

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Korkstand
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Otherwise just hook up the Jose and let it roll.
My Jose gets tired and has to take a break from watering after a while.


Zappas Stache
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I have a 250 gallon rain barrel that I use to handwater until it runs dry which this year happened about 2 weeks ago. So I used the water hose for a week and then we got 5" of rain so now my barrel is full again.


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BMoney
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My Jose gets tired and has to take a break from watering after a while.


I'm lucky if my Jose shows up 3 days a week to water the garden. Need to find a new one.


Korkstand
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Member since Nov 2003
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I'm lucky if my Jose shows up 3 days a week to water the garden. Need to find a new one.
Might I recommend the No-Weigh Jose™. It has a very lightweight, thin-wall design. A lot more work gets done with less weight to haul around.


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HogWalloper
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New Orleans
Member since Jan 2020
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Two beds w/ drip system, one bed with soaker hose. A few self-watering planters and a few containters that I water by hand.


BayouBengal51
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Forest Hill, Louisiana
Member since Nov 2006
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I have a soaker hose run throughout the garden on a timer. My plants are in the ground on elevated rows with the exception of about 10 plants in grow bags. Those I just water with a hose manually in the afternoon.


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convertedtiger
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I have a combo of sprayers, drip lines and soakers. All on 1/2" black drip system main line. I run the 1/4" line to each plant or area from there. All pressure compensating drippers and sprayers. 2 zones that run daily.


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