I have 4 raised planter boxes and I was using sprinklers to irrigate. I have realized that they are a huge waist of water, so I have gone to hand watering for now. I want to either put in a drip irrigation, or soaker hoses. The drip system will be more expensive and time consuming, and less flexible to switch up for a different planting configuration from season to season. But, I have heard a few stories about soaker hoses being a pain too. I hope to double the number of boxes that I have, so I want to be able to add to when needed. I also would like to be able to use water from a rain barrel.
Let me know what you guys are using. Where you got your ideas? Any homemade drip systems?