Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England Nov 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 8:53 am

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Today at 8:51 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Today at 8:49 am

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:26 am

» Birds of the Garden
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:01 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:44 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 11:55 am

» My new compost heap
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:20 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 11/21/2017, 11:55 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/21/2017, 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 11/19/2017, 1:16 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/19/2017, 11:14 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/18/2017, 7:34 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

DIY Bucket Drip Irrigation?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

DIY Bucket Drip Irrigation?

Post  MsMinchin on 3/31/2012, 11:48 am

This is one of my next projects, has anyone tried it? I'd like to try setting up a homemade bucket drip irrigation system so I can use my rain barrel water more efficiently. I'm thinking I can set up buckets in the corners of my garden and fill them each morning with rain water. the drip irrigation tubes then do all the work using gravity to feed the water through.
If I can also create a nice mosquito-proof cover, the buckets could also collect rainwater. So I'll also need a way to close the tube so water only flows from the buckets when I want it to.



I think my big huge rain barrels are too far from the garden to just run the system directly from there. And since I like my garden to be fancy and pretty, I'm also trying to find attractive containers I can repurpose for this... I would love your thoughts!
avatar
MsMinchin

Female Posts : 69
Join date : 2010-03-13
Location : Maynard, MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: DIY Bucket Drip Irrigation?

Post  TN_GARDENER on 3/31/2012, 11:56 am

Make sure you get the correct emitters or soaker hose. Not all emitters will function properly with gravity fed systems (some require a minimum amount of water pressure).

Or, you could work something out so the plants that require the most water are closest to the buckets.

Me...I used a fountain pump and a bucket to power my drip system. It worked fairly well and filling my bucket from my rain barrel wasn't that big of a deal (If I were real handy, I could have stuck my pump in my rain barrel).

TN_GARDENER

Posts : 228
Join date : 2011-06-16
Location : TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum