Do-it-yourself

How to build a drip irrigation system for the vegetable garden


The systems of drip irrigation have numerous positive impacts both forvegetable garden than for the flower garden. Thanks to the drip irrigation, the water will reach the plants of ours vegetable garden directly to the root so as to water the immediate subsoil and save water and time. In addition, with the automation ofdrip irrigation, it will be possible to water thevegetable garden with some regularity even in our absence.

L'drip irrigation is perfect forvegetable garden both on the terrace and organized in flower beds: each plant will receive the right amount of water without leaving room for waste. There are systems on the market drip irrigation of different types, those that need to be buried are more suitable for the lawn and garden while forvegetable garden the most suitabledrip irrigation given by the so-called “porous tube” or by an even simpler system. The porous tube consists of a central pipe that releases water through micro-holes that will distribute the water along the entire length of the central pipe.

Any system of drip irrigation, both forvegetable garden that for the garden, it must have a "programmer motor", a control unit that connected to the tap will allow you to program the various irrigations: the task of the control units is to regulate both the frequency and the duration of each irrigation. The price of a system drip irrigation for the vegetable garden it depends on the type of control unit chosen, the more complex the control unit, the more expensive the system will be.

How to build a drip irrigation system for your garden
There are ready-to-use kits on the market that simply need to be assembled but, to set up a system of drip irrigation for the vegetable garden independently, after purchasing the control unit it will be necessary to purchase a polyethylene tube and a 1/4 inch capillary tube. You will need fittings and drippers.

The quantity of drippers varies according to the number of plants to be irrigated. Using a punch you will have to drill the polyethylene pipe in correspondence with each water diversion, in each hole you will have to insert a fitting. For each fitting, a 1/4 inch piece of tube will need to be attached. The length of the tube must allow the plant to be irrigated to be reached from the main tube.

Connect a dripper to the capillary tube to be inserted in your vase or plant vegetable garden, the game is done! It is clear that if you do not intend to program the irrigations you can do without the control unit and connect the polyethylene pipe directly to the tap.


Video: How to Setup a Drip Irrigation System for a Small Vegetable Garden (October 2020).