A simple bamboo pole elevates a sprinkler to another level, so each plant gets its fair share of water. You will need an oscillating spigot meant for in-ground use, a bamboo pole, and two plastic fastener strips. Cut bamboo to the size you need: for low vegetables, 2 to 3 feet; for tall flowers, 4 to 6 feet. Push bamboo about 8 inches into soil to secure it. Rest metal spigot plate on top of bamboo; spike will hang down bamboo side. Tightly fasten spike to bamboo with plastic strips; trim ends. Attach hose.
Martha Stewart Living, June 2004