ISSUE 82  |  Dog Days of Summer

Instant Taps for Your Raised Garden Beds

July 25, 2013 5:00 PM

BY Janet Hall

Here’s a solution to the ongoing problem of having to drag hoses and sprinklers around your garden beds: Aquacorner, an instant tap for your raised garden bed. Pair it with a soaker hose that stays put as your harvest grows.

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Above: Notice the taps in the corner of each bed in this pleasing kitchen garden by LA garden designer Art Luna. Photograph via Pam Rownak.

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Above: Use the Aquacorner to retrofit an existing bed or when building a new bed. It’s designed to fit standard milled lumber and is secured in place with screws. Attach your garden hose to the brass fitting at the bottom and use the spigot at the top to control water flow to your own soaker hose, drip system, or sprinkler.

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Above: The Aquacorner features internal plumbing with brass fittings, a spigot to control water flow, and a faucet adapter with quick-connect water stop.

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Above: The Aquacorner Soaker System includes one aluminum Aquacorner, a faucet adapter with quick-connect water stop, and 25-feet of soaker hose.

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Above: The Aquacorner is available in four heights: 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-inches tall to match your raised bed; $38.95 to $41.95 each depending on size from Gardener’s Supply Company.

N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published on November 9, 2012.

Allow us to do the legwork for you: Check out our roundup of pre-made Raised Garden Beds and delve into our gallery of Garden Tools.