With a move upstate — I have a new garden space this year and it is no where near the outdoor water hookups. My garden is in a small patch of clearing between trees (partly shady) and I’m growing shade tolerant edible & medicinal herbs with some experimental vegetables and edible flowers thrown in. The space was chosen as it has more light than the surrounding area which is heavily wooded and is flat enough to drain well without washing any new seedlings out (I hope). But in my garden planning I hadn’t really considered distance from water supply. I *could* run a very long hose (200+ feet) but am looking for a more portable watering system with less of a tether. Right now a bring over a bucket and water the plants by hand which is a system I’d like to improve on.
Any neat ideas for portable watering solutions? I am also looking at expanding my garden space in a clearing even further from the water source (a spot with more sun). Some of this expansion depends, however, on the water solution.
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.