Last year, I realized that with three kids taking up all my attention, my garden really took a hit. I still enjoyed pulling weeds, but I barely remembered to water. And even when I did remember, I would be at it for about 32 seconds before someone would interrupt. And since I have raised beds in the back, watering is kind of important!
This year, during my annual devouring of the gardening catalogues, I found a couple new items that I am hoping will save my poor plants from a drought resembling that of 2014.
1) The first is the "snip 'n' drip" system from West Coast Seeds. It's a regular/soaker hose combo that you can put together however you like. It comes with couplers that allow you to have regular hose going to the garden beds with several soaker hoses coming off of it (just look at the link, it makes way more sense in the photo!). It just came in the mail today and I'm very excited about its potential to help my three raised beds do their best!
2) The other item I bought is an EarthBox. I've been eyeing these for years so I finally bit the bullet and ordered one off Amazon. I have terrible luck with peppers (probably because they never get watered...), so I'm going to try them in here this year.
Are you trying anything new this gardening season?