In the pervious couple years when we have had our Straw Bale Garden we have used soaker hoses. Soaker hoses do not have a long life span and degrade within a year or two if in the direct sun due to the UV radiation. We decided to upgrade our garden to a poly tube irrigation with drippers. This video demonstrates my son and I putting in all the poly tube and connectors then putting in 2 GPH drippers every 12". This will allow us to manage exactly how much water the bales are receiving as well as turn off the system when it is raining. Make gardening and farming fun!