Thursday, September 20, 2018

Garden Thorn irrigation system

Here is a fun product from a Rhino user, Handy Camel. It's their contribution to combating global warming with water conservation.

The Garden Thorn is a spike made of recycled plastic. It's a nifty irrigation device that injects water three to six inches underground and eliminates runoff and evaporation, so plants get the water they need at the roots.

The Garden Thorn spike is placed in the ground, not on the surface like soaker hoses. There is no runoff or evaporation.

It is an easy-to-use, underground irrigation system requiring:
  • A garden hose
  • A rubber mallet to protect the thorn when tapping into the ground
  • A hose end-cap for one end of the hose
The spike is hammered in the ground near the plant. When snapped in place, the needle at the top of the Garden Thorn punctures the hose. The pressurized water is injected down into the spike and out a hole at the bottom, watering the roots and soil directly around the plant.

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