I need a simple automatic waterer to run every couple of days to keep my veggies watered (I don't really trust my neighbors to do it properly although if I have to I could use one of the simpler timers, which shut themselves off after a period of time and ask one of the neighbors to turn it on).
I've read reviews, looked at Lowes, etc. and the reviews are almost unanimously damning. I am doing a couple of vacations this summer and wouldn't mind having that extra confidence that I'm getting some water every 2-3 days.
Has anybody here used one of the fairly cheap ones ($40 or less) and had it work ok? I need something available in a home depot or lowes!