An easier way to do it is to just get some plastic downpipe such as plumbers
use. Drill holes in it and fill it with water each time you are there. You
could also just dig holes and put plastic flower posts int he hole up to
their top and fill them with water.
Here is Oz there are heaps of ways of tricks used to keep beds moist in
weeks of above the ton temperatures and in drought conditions. Perhaps the
best thing you can do is to mulch.
One to two inches of water is all that is needed for most vegetable
plants. However the type of soil and the amount of rain you get need
to be taken into account. Sandy soil will need more water and clay
It is better to put more water around the plants less often. It soaks
"Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
It will work if you can get the reservoir 10 feet off the ground, and
put some kind of timer on it to only drip a couple hours per day.
I set up a cheap drip irrigation system for my garden in central Texas
when I lived there; it operated on just a few PSI water pressure
(supplied by city water and a regulator.) I watered about an hour or
two every other day during the early afternoon when it was really hot.
The rows were mulched to retain moisture. That was the best garden I
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