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Vegetable Gardening: My wish for 2013....

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Carrollton, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 31, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9371385

...that some company will take the concept behind the XHose or FlexibleHose (ďAs seen on TVĒ) and make a similar hose using quality materials. I purchased a 100í (actually 2-50 footers) FlexibleHose and it is the best thing since sliced bread for pulling around a yard and watering plants in areas where the sprinkler system doesnít reach. The problem is that it is so cheaply made that I donít foresee it lasting for much longer than maybe six months of use. After I purchased it I immediately replaced the cheap plastic connecters with brass or zinc ones from HD. I imagine that there is a huge market for such a cool and easy to use hose. Developers and licensors, are you paying attention?
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

December 31, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9371448

I have seen the commercials and wondered how the quality was. At the moment I have 2 sets of 100' long high quality 1/2" diameter hoses, which are on self winding reels (powered by the water). I paid over $75 each for the hoses online and they have been worth every penny! I think this is where I got them-
I have had them about 7 years now and they are like new!

This message was edited Dec 31, 2012 12:05 PM


SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

January 3, 2013
6:42 AM

Post #9373947

I am learning that some things ARE worth what you pay for them...especially with the gardening tools and equipment.

Which is why I've stopped spending $20 a pop for those plastic sprayers that stop working after 3 applications. I've bought at least 3 in the past 2 years. This year I bought an all metal one with brass fittings that won't break. Every part on it is replaceable, and it should last the rest of my lifetime. $70.
Carrollton, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 3, 2013
10:40 AM

Post #9374220

I'm in your camp which is why I'm hoping that someone will come out with a better version of the FlexibleHose that most likely will cost more but Iím okay with that. In the meantime, I may try the 100í long, Ĺí " hose that JoParrott linked to along with the automatic rewinding reel from HD which sound like a good alternative, at least until I get around to installing drip irrigation in my raised beds. On the matter of sprayers, I started buying Dramm sprayers a year or so ago. They cost a little more, but they seem to be made better and have a lifetime guarantee. Now I have 3 Dramm sprayers all of which leak, even after using plumbing tape. I havenít figured out yet how to exercise their lifetime guarantee, whether I go back to the retailer where I purchased them but more likely will have to send them back to Dramm (and pay the postage) for replacements. Any suggestions for the brand of a good quality sprayer?


Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
10:49 AM

Post #9374229

A brass spray nozzle? lol even those are getting ""cheap"" as constructed ((BUMP...
Brady, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 8, 2013
7:25 AM

Post #9378987

Gymgirl wrote:Which is why I've stopped spending $20 a pop for those plastic sprayers that stop working after 3 applications.

What kinda sprayer are you talking about?

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