A Dreaded Chore Made Easier


pocket hose

Before my Frankenfoot started giving me problems, I’d happily carve out time on a Saturday to run 17 or 18 miles. Well, “happily” may be a stretch, but I’d run them. I once ran 18 miles in a 101 degree-heat index. My training partner, Lynn accompanied me on her bike. If memory serves me she witnessed a swear word or two. Don’t judge, I was delirious from heat and dehydration. The point is, I ran those miles in uncomfortable conditions. I’ve done triathlon bricks when I really wasn’t in the mood. In other words, I’ll do what needs to be done to achieve my goals.

But ask me to do a simple thing like water my garden and I will grumble and procrastinate. I loathe dragging the garden hose down our slope of a back yard and then haul its heaviness back up the slope and wind the stupid thing around a garden hose reel. As much as I love gardening, I’m ashamed to tell you how many plants have died of thirst because I hated that chore.

No more, my friends! I bought a Pocket Hose from the “As Seen on TV” section at Walmart.

I don’t usually buy As Seen on TV items, but my mom bought a Pocket Hose and I tried it out. It’s brilliant! I bought one for myself the following week. I actually bought two 50-foot hoses because it takes a lot of hose to stretch down the slope to the garden.

I love, love, love this little gem of an item. It makes the chore effortless. And it’s sort of fun to watch the hose expand and contract. I feel like I’m watching a little magic show every time I use it.

I’m not a Pocket Hose paid endorser, but when I find a product that makes a task a bit easier, I want to spread the love. You’re welcome.

What about you? Do you have any tricks for making gardening easier? Have you bought any As Seen on TV loot that we need to know about? Hit me in the comments section.

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