February 25th, 2009
Garden Update: Running Water
Central Texas is in a severe drought and I’m looking for ways to reduce the garden’s “water footprint”. I don’t expect to be able to get by without any watering, however, and the existing hose taps in our yard are too far to drag hoses from, so I’m installing an additional tap near the garden.
I’m digging up an existing sprinkler box that has a hose bib in it and tying in new PVC pipe that will run about 40 feet underground towards the garden. I’ll be putting the new hose bib below ground so I don’t have to worry about wrapping it during the mild freezes we get here.
The hard part is digging the trench. Gluing it all together is a snap – although the three year old kept absconding with my cut pipe pieces because they make a good run for her marbles.