Hello fellow gardeners. I have a raised bed garden in a climate that receives a lot of sunlight and warm days in the summer (zone 4 in central Washington state). I'm currently using a drip irrigation system that's set to an automatic timer that waters the plants for about 45 minutes every morning starting at 7:30 AM.
Here's my situation. My garden is at my weekend cabin property and I'm only there on the weekends. The drip irrigation system works, but it requires a lot of fixing and tweaking and making sure the tubes aren't plugged with sediment or debri, etc and making sure the watering timer works properly (which it often doesn't - maybe it gets too hot, who knows).
My question is this - what if I scrapped the drip irrigation system that waters the plants a little bit each day and instead deep watered all the plants myself with the hose (at their roots) once or twice a week when I'm there on the weekends? Is it better to water a little every day or water deeply once or twice a week? Thank you!