Hi Guys, Anybody had experience with these in garden beds (ie not pots)? I think this is what they are called, but they are the terracotta balls that release water slowly into the ground. The question I really wanted answered would be this: - Are they really that much better than a drip system? Other questions I had would be: - what spacing is required? I assume they don't spread out the water all that well. - are they REALLY automatic? I'd probably have a valve on the source tank that I'd use anyway. - are they easy to create home made versions? Thanks for the time folks.