Gardening Ideas forum: More Uses for Old Garden Hoses

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Name: Kyle
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quercusnut
Mar 11, 2018 1:08 AM CST
Hose Guide:
Take a piece of rebar and cut with hacksaw to about 1.5-2ft. Drive in the ground with a hammer or suitable tool leaving about 6-8 inches of rebar above ground. I like to use electric fence posts from the local farmers coop. Cut your garden hose to appropriate length and slip over exposed rebar. Makes a nice rolling hose guide whereever you need one. Easy to pull up and move as needs require.

Watering Can Extender:
I have many plants under lights. Some are hard to reach for watering. I cut an appropriate length of garden hose and slip over the spout and it gives me easy access to water those hard to reach plants. I guess it depends on what kind of watering can you use.


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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Mar 11, 2018 8:49 AM CST
Great ideas Hurray!
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Name: Joanna
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joannakat
Mar 11, 2018 10:12 AM CST
Excellent ideas! And I can really use both of them! Thanks so much for posting them!
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Name: Kyle
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quercusnut
Mar 11, 2018 11:06 AM CST
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Name: Toni Melvin
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Toni
Mar 11, 2018 1:22 PM CST
It astounds me that I don't think of these clever ideas on my own! Hilarious!
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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Mar 11, 2018 4:31 PM CST
I love the watering can spout extender! Smiling I always have to move plants to get to the ones further on the shelf. Now I will be able to reach them all! Hurray!
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Region: Tennessee Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses Ferns
Hostas Foliage Fan Bromeliad Heucheras Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
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quercusnut
Mar 11, 2018 8:48 PM CST
Forgot to add on hose guide idea: Scratch enough soil away from the rebar so the hose piece can go a couple of inches below ground. This should keep the garden hose from causing the hose piece to rise up and garden hose rubbing against rebar. Hope I'm not making this too complicated. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Mar 11, 2018 9:39 PM CST
@quercusnut, not too complicated at all! But you can, if you'd like, edit your original post to include this part too which would be great! That way, no one will miss it if they don't read past the original idea post! Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Mar 12, 2018 10:18 AM CST
Love these ideas alot.

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