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I started this topic shortly after creating an IV water feeder using a bucket, surgical tubing, hose clamp, and wand for extended reach.
Now everything is filling in on a 4’ X 8’ surface, harder to see the planter from above . Watering became next to impossible with any kind of coordination. The hanging bucket uses gravity feed, and my fingers to pinch off the flow effortlessly. I’m not missing and getting water allover the place.
It works better than anything else I ever concocted when watering on a large crowded table. I use 1/3 the water from not spilling and my control is accurate with less disturbance to the plants. I look under the canopy while reaching in from above with the wand and its easy!
Feel free to create one yourself, my watering time has been slashed way down and much more accurate, plus no back and knee ache caused by precariously reaching over while holding 7 lbs. pr gallon of water and hitting the plants by accident.
It’s a real time saver, I should have done it sooner!
I’m making a 55 gallon tow behind feeder that works identical in principle but much more capacity.
When these little guys start seeing the June heat and growth from long light hours I’ll need to think bigger!
Should I go super big and just buy a used fire engine? Just kidding. Feel free to post your comments and innovations!
It’s reminiscent of a waterspout filling a steam locomotive, and you know those old time Railroad tycoons, they wanted everything done fast and efficient! Good ideas never die, they’re always reincarnated!