Today I am talking about the Nylex 90cm jumbo wand
An Item I should have brought a long time ago is a watering wand to help with the watering of the pumpkins. It was surprising to see on the Ron Wallace DVD that almost all of his watering is done by hand and he didn’t use any automated systems when growing the 2009 pumpkin. Something like this will help if watering by hand.
From straight off the piece of cardboard that was attached to the wand here are the features:
- Swivel head rotates 180 degrees
- Longer shaft for very high plants and hanging baskets
- Handy flow control dial
- Shaped handle reduces fatigue
- Soft adjustable head ring with 4 functions – Shower, Jet, Flat and Cone
- Ergonomic soft grip for comfort
- Comfortable finger grip trigger
- Ezy clip spray lock for continuous spray
Here are some photos of these features:
How I used it
While it’s main purpose is to reach hanging baskets up high it also works really well down low, and it seems to work really well for giant pumpkins, the swivel head means I can change the angle and get in beneath the leaves and water the ground and leave the leafs, which is important later on in the season when powdery mildew rears its ugly head.
How it worked for me
It worked really well, I liked how I could dial down the flow of the water and get a really gentle spray from the shower setting on the head, it didn’t disturb the soil too much and I could direct the water exactly where I wanted it to go. I didn’t really need to use the ezy clip to lock down the handle as I liked just controlling the water myself.
The only real downside I had was that the ezy clip flipped around and I couldn’t attach the hose to it, took me a while to realise what was causing the connection issue.
Price and availability
I found this at Bunnings and it will set you back around $37. There is a shorter version of this as well and it was only a couple of dollars cheaper. It has a lot of features you don’t find on a lot of the cheaper types and it has a 4 year guarantee which was longer then anything else I could see on the other similar products.
If you are hand watering something like this is a must, it makes controlling where the water goes so much easier. This Nylex 90cm jumbo wand has all the features you will ever need and it should last the distance. I’m gutted I never had one of these years ago.