A very fair point.
Part of what is bothering me is that my wife doesn’t seem willing to sign on to the monetary investment into a better irrigation system than my current method of “walk around with a hose” or “use the oscillating sprinkler”. She doesn’t “get” gardening if that makes any sense. She appreciates the fresh food but that’s about it.
She appreciates it, but doesn’t like how much effort I put in - in her mind at some point I should just let it die/suffer rather than water, feed, etc. I know part of it is that we have jobs and young kids, and lots going on, and I get it, but the irrigation system (probably drip or soaker hose setup) would SAVE ME TIME.