Water Butt my Raspberries!

Answered by Harrod Horticultural Posted in Category Watering

Dear Martin

I have put a water butt next to where I am going to plant new raspberry canes. I am looking for soaker hose that I can attach to the butt to keep the canes watered when I am away. It would only need to be 5m long. Can you advise?
 
Many Thanks

Dave

Dear Dave

Many thanks for your recent enquiry concerning the Soaker Hose we supply.  

Unfortunately, the smallest section of hose we stock is 15m in length and is part of a kit which also includes end stops and various connectors.   However, the soaker hose can easily be cut to the desired size with a pair of sharp scissors and being of the same diameter as a standard hosepipe (0.5”), is easily connected to the latter – this is important when running a soaker hose from a water butt or mains tap as the hose will seep water over its entire length, so depending on the proximity of the water butt to the raspberry canes, you may need to introduce a piece of hosepipe to the installation.

Kind Regards

Martin