There are some serious issues with this product. The plastic tube is too thin. We did not get hail (yet) this summer, but judging from what a fingernail does, it wouldn't survive the hit. If, or when, it tears, the tube needs to be empty and dry to apply the pool repair patch (not included.) If your area gets an uncommon amount of rain, (as Colorado did this summer) the only way to stop the drip is to empty the tube, and 40 gallons is a lot to siphon so you don't drown the tomatoes in the process. If you amend your soil so water flows freely, the single drip is only going to water one side of your plant. Plan to refill the tube about every 4 or 5 days, not 7. Don't expect your tomatoes to look like the comparison photos, unless you feed them daily. Note that this is not an in-house product, so it only has a 30 day warranty. I thought this was a great idea, (which is why I gave it one star),but it is the first item I've ever bought here that I cannot recommend.
The product is great but I could have used 4 more emitters for each of my two tubes for my vegetable garden.
We use tree gators when planting new trees and they work great. I was hoping these would work as well as they did. I was very disappointed. I would not recommend them. A soaker hose works a lot better.
This is a great idea, but didn't live up to my expectations. I travel a lot in the summer and thought this was a great way to keep my garden alive when I was away. It worked early in the season, but the plastic did not hold up well enough to hold the emitters tightly, so the water leaked out too quickly around the emitters. Will not work for another season! I might try the bags next year, as they look like they are made of a tougher material. Again, great idea, poor execution!
Really keeps the hydrating worries under control. Does a large area and you can position the emitters any place for optimum watering. Rolls up easily for the next use or storage.
The product did NOT work as depicted. The tubes are located in such obscure locations and with such short tubing that using the product was difficult, and the supposed watering of the plants simply did not happen as the product is described. What it did do was give mosquitoes an open space to get into the water and breed. We removed the bags and threw them away. Very disappointed.
older makes gardening more difficult, but with this waterer, carrying water is no longer an issue! My tomatoes thrived last summer, so much so that our neighbor's chickens feasted on them and grew bigger and I am sure, healthier!