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Project

Hose Stand

Steps

  1. Step 1

    A simple bamboo pole elevates a sprinkler to another level, so each plant gets its fair share of water.

  2. Step 2

    You will need an oscillating spigot meant for in-ground use, a bamboo pole, and two plastic fastener strips.

  3. Step 3

    Cut bamboo to the size you need: for low vegetables, 2 to 3 feet; for tall flowers, 4 to 6 feet.

  4. Step 4

    Push bamboo about 8 inches into soil to secure it.

  5. Step 5

    Rest metal spigot plate on top of bamboo; spike will hang down bamboo side.

  6. Step 6

    Tightly fasten spike to bamboo with plastic strips; trim ends. Attach hose.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 2004

Reviews (4)

  • 22 Jul, 2014

    This is the worst way to water a garden because you are rinsing the pollen off the plants which limits flower and vegetable production. Also, overhead watering increases the risk of creating fungal diseases. Besides, plants don't absorb water through their leaves, but through their roots. So, if you want a healthy, floriferous garden, water the soil, not the leaves.

  • 18 Aug, 2011

    This is NOT great, it wastes precious water, especially when you do not remind readers that watering should only happen in the evening, as plants uptake their water best at night. Soaker hoses buried under mulch are absolutely the best way to water your garden - not sprinklers.

  • 3 Aug, 2011

    This is great. I have been doing this with PVC and fence posts for several years. If you pound a metal fence post into the ground, you can either put PVC over it, or you can wire the PVC to the post, or the very simplest way is just to forget the PVC and just wire the sprinkler to the fence post--it helps to buy a post that has a few holes already drilled into it, so your wire won't travel. When it gets just too, too hot to stand out there and water, this is just wonderful!

  • 28 May, 2008

    This is a perfect solution to save time when you have a garden as well as numerous pots to water. While the stand does the major garden I can be off watering all the potted plants (Thanks to a double hose attachment.).
    What a great idea! Thank you.