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Old 07-26-2015, 05:22 PM
 
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I purchased a roll of the new 1/2 inch drip line "soaker" tubing and will be replacing some small sections of my drip lines with the soaker variety. Have other gardeners tried soaker tubing? How do you like it? More importantly, how do your plants like it?
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:27 PM
 
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Dunno about the soaker tubing for drip systems. But I use regular soaker hoses and like them. Much less fussy than emitters. And the plants seem to like them too.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:41 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I use a drip system for some plants, soaker hoses for the vegetable garden in the greenhouse. Both are on timers but set for a time when I'm home to check them. The soaker is more reliable, without emitters that can clog. I use at least two emitters per plant so that if one is stopped up the other will still deliver some water.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I use it coiled around my plants in the vegetable garden. This is on a timer. I think it is better for the plants than getting the foliage wet.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:08 AM
 
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Depends on the application always. Tightly spaced fairly organized rows are better for soakers in vegetable gardens. True soaker also work well in mass decorative plantings.

Is this a true soaker or tubing with internal emitters spaced at certain intervals that you are going to use? This can be important especially given the type of soil you have and it's ability to retain water(clays) vs quick drainage (sandy).
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