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Hose Stand

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2004


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

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

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

  4. Push bamboo about 8 inches into soil to secure it.

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

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

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