My soaker hoses are very flexible they are actually pretty nice and put out a lot, they will soak the line they are in as well as the spaces in between pretty well. But my garden is much differant than yours. I can pull that off much easier since it is smaller I can be more flexible. I do still overhead water some things along with the soaker hose. I OH water my toms to now and than. But in my garden it is usually not a question of "if" I will get blight etc. It's which ones and how bad this year?DoubleDogFarm wrote: Drip or soaker
How do you deal with the changing of plant arragement. You are forced to grow all your vegetables in straight lines. I'm more of a mat gardener. I usually plant my plants equal spacing in all directions. I would have to blanket my raised beds with drip line. Different soils and plants require different emitter spacing and gph.
It was a dry year (low humidity) with what I have been doing and the weather I have yet to see any disease, first time I can remember in a long time.
All our gardens are like miroclimates they are all differeant from the one the next door. So I am down with doing whatever it is that works best in you situtation. Like drip systems that would be nice here to keeps things going when time is short and you may miss a heavy watering. It can dry out in half a day at times here. But I can't do drip, like you said my planting style/arrangement changes year to year. Drip systems are too permantent with my soaker hoses the come up easy and be turned wherever you need them.