So here's my situation, I built a couple of raised beds this year (4'x12') but will be gone for a couple multi-day trips where I won't be able to water the garden. I'm not too interested in hooking up an automated watering system to my outdoor faucet, nor do I really want to bug the neighbor to do my watering. Anyone have any good ideas on self-watering systems. An idea I was tossing around was a 'network' of 1/2" PVC pipe that ran parallel to each planted row capped on one end and connected to a main feeder pipe on the other. Then drilling tiny tiny holes along the PVC and hooking it up to a large container of water that would gravity feed it. The big trick would be getting the hole spacing / diameter just right so the appropriate amount of water feeds out. Anyone tried something like this?
Thanks in advance!