If you've been following this blog for awhile now, then you know how eating well is important to us, which has led to us growing our own veggies and now our own fruits (with our mini backyard orchard culture). Well, we've been working on this garden for about 4 years now and it just dawned on us that we weren't using a hose safe for drinking, thus not safe for watering our fruits and veggies! Our previous hose was not lead or phthalate free (probably filled with that junk!), so our water was running through those dangerous substances.
We garden because we want to feed our bodies and our kids with good things (and we really enjoy it) and here we were watering our garden with something that might not be so good. It was such an oh-my-goodness-we're-such-dingbats moment. Ben immediately did some research (he researches everything!) and ended up finding a hose that is safe for drinking (and lead and phthalate free), therefore safe to use for our fruits and veggies. He ordered this Colorite Element hose, this Dramm sprayer, and this Dramm valve shut off to go along with it, and we like them all so far! Ben likes it so much that he will now drink the water from the hose when we're outside working on the garden.
If you're wondering, this isn't a sponsored post (I'd tell you if it was), nor contain any affiliated links, but I just wanted to share it in case it might be an oversight on your part too. It's something we just honestly overlooked and we want to be confident that we're feeding our fruits and veggies with good things because those same fruits and veggies feed our family. We're glad we finally got our hose on the right track.
P.S. If you look on the sidebar, where the categories are (right under our photobooth picture), I now have a category up for gardening! It's a big part of what we do together as a family, so I thought it was about time it got it's own section. Thanks Joy for helping put that up!