I don’t have an irrigation system set up in my veggie garden so I’m always dragging the hose around. I realized I needed some hose guides so that I don’t smoosh my plants while watering.
I had two old glass door knobs that I thought would be perfect for this project. You could also try drapery finials. My first thought was to use rebar for the base since I have some. But the holes in my knobs were too small. Then I thought maybe the copper pipes in the plumbing department might work.
Those were also too big. I just wanted something that I could stick into the knobs. You certainly could glue your object on top of the copper pipes like I did with this teacup birdfeeder . I didn’t want to do that this time.
So I wandered Home Depot looking for something to fit my knobs and finally found these metal poles ($2 & change). My knobs screw right on top!
Plus being metal they were easy to shove into the dirt and seem very stable.
So far they’ve worked really well and keep the hose from trampling my veggies while I’m watering.
Speaking of veggies…..my first harvest!
I have zucchini! After 10 years of trying to grow zucchini I finally did it. AND I have another one growing. Yay!!
I wish I knew what I did right this time!
Let me know if you make a hose guide. I’d love to see it!