Setting up an automatic watering system for outdoor plants and hanging baskets using drip irrigation is easier than you might think.
I used THIS easy and inexpensive drip irrigation kit to install mine in less than an hour!
Once you have one, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!
When we built our raised-bed, deer-proof garden last year, we placed it near the back of our property, far from the nearest spigot, which made watering it a huge challenge. Fortunately, we already had a lawn irrigation system in place, so we were able to have an extra line run directly to the garden, so that it can be automatically watered on whatever schedule we set it up for, just like the lawn.
In May, when it was time to plant, I decided to put my herbs inside the garden too, rather than in my farmhouse herb box that I usually use, because I knew we’d be gone for a couple of weeks in June, and this way, the herbs could stay watered too.
Well, when we returned from our trip, we were shocked to see our garden had grown into a jungle!
I was speechless when I saw it. I couldn’t believe that in only two weeks it had turned into this! I think it was a combination of some really great organic soil we added this year + perfect weather + the auto watering.