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Run drip lines down or across a raised bed

I bought my supplies from you last year but this year I have added two new 16 foot by 4 foot raised veggie beds.  I have planted seeds in 4 foot rows going across the beds.  

Should I run a few 16 foot drip lines going down the long axis of the bed?  Or many 4 foot drip lines crossing the bed (parallel with the seed rows)?  

I'm not concerned about labor.  I just want an effective reliable watering system.  

Your online suggestions for raised beds show running the drip lines down the 16 foot length.  If that's the best design, why?

Thanks for your help!

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Hello Bruce,

Thank you for your post and your email! 

While either route could work, we do generally recommend going parallel to the seed rows -- this essentially gets an emitter (sometimes multiple) to every plant :)

Wishing you and yours a wonderful day out there! 

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