Despite my negligence in posting, Lindsey and I have been very active in the garden! As we began to add more and more rows filled with tomatoes, watermelons, squash, etc. we ran into a major issue. We agreed that we need to set up an irrigation system, but we did not have enough hoses to cover all of our new produce since a lot of them had major leaks! While hand watering was an option, we really didn’t want to have to hand water each of our 26 tomato plants since they need a lot of water to thrive. So trying to be thrifty, Lindsey and I went out to Lowe’s and bought some male and female hose menders. Although neither of us had ever mended a hose, the tag’s instructions simply showed three pictures. It was so simple there weren’t even words necessary, so we figured we could handle it 🙂
And sure enough, we were successful! As silly as it sounds, Lindsey and I were very proud of ourselves for saving those pitiful hoses. Now we have hoses running through almost all our rows and our plants are happily growing. We have about 5 peppers now and 3 little budding tomatoes!