Posted: 14/07/2013 at 16:57
A few years ago I bought a watering system with central pods from which small tubes came out and were pegged into individual pots. The pods were attached to the tap and had a timer. However I had so many pots it became a nigtmare sorting out all the little extensions and some visiting critter dislodged a couple of the tendril feeders and I lost plants . I couldn't bring myself to go through it all the next year.
I now collect all my pots together at the back of the house and put a sprinkler on a timer to go off for 30 minutes every night. I carefully check the reach of the spray so everything gets some water. It works a treat and is simple and easy and I can add or reduce the number of pots just by changing the reach of the sprinkler.
The timer is a simple Gardena T1030 and I now have it connected to a Y fitting so I can run two hoses and water the greenhouse too. I've just got back to find all the plants looking very happy despite a week of heatwave. Just need to put them all back weher they belong now - when they've dried out a bit and aren't as heavy!