Hose Woes

| May 16, 2012 | 3 Replies

Seriously?? That’s the question always on my mind when I am trying to water and I look around and my hose looks like this.

This is actually a brand new hose (we call them hosepipes in the South) given to me recently by my neighbor, Sophia’s mom (Sophia appears often on episodes of “Late Bloomer”), because my retractable didn’t retract anymore, leaked and was always in knots. It was far skinnier, thus lighter, and this hose is heavy duty, and heavy when full of water, so when it gets knotted up, it’s a chore to straighten out.

Dealing with hoses is about the only garden chore that bugs me. Anyone have any clever ideas for easing the watering chore? Of course, with my seedlings, I use a watering can. Thanks for reading! – Kaye

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  1. Pat says:

    I have the same hose woes. Hope someone has an answer. Do those roll hose out and back work?

    • Pat, I think the retractables are a mixed bag. I used Reel King but had to have them replaced after two years. The retract part never works as good as say, the tire air inflater at the garage station. Basically, you have to coax it back in, with repeated pulls and pushes. My neighbor just praised hers, so I’ll ask her where she got it. It’s a GREAT concept, to have your hose retract. It’s just finding a brand that really works over time. Anyone have a recommendation?

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