Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals Today at 12:17 am

» Hello form (near) our nation's capital!
by countrynaturals Today at 12:12 am

» Hello from Pottstown, PA
by GardenLikeMad Yesterday at 11:12 pm

» Ground Cherries
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:52 pm

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:06 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:34 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 8:16 pm

» Bare Root Fruit Trees
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 6:12 pm

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 5:55 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:25 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:11 pm

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:10 pm

» Winter Gardens - Photos
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:45 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 12:23 pm

» Lower South Feb 2017
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:59 am

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:32 am

» One Very Happy Earthworm!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:14 am

» My experiences with commercial cedar raised beds
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:06 am

» Advice and Preparations for Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
by Dhooy77 Yesterday at 9:37 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am

» Cold garage starters
by Ginger Blue 2/24/2017, 8:47 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/24/2017, 5:44 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by CapeCoddess 2/24/2017, 2:22 pm

» New England February 2017
by CapeCoddess 2/24/2017, 1:45 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by newbeone 2/24/2017, 9:20 am

» New compost bin and 4x8 cedar bed
by newbeone 2/24/2017, 8:29 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate 2/24/2017, 12:19 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising 2/23/2017, 11:49 pm

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 2/23/2017, 12:38 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Irrigation

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Irrigation

Post  Dadoo on 5/9/2011, 1:42 am

Today I installed half of the drip irrigation for my Square Foot Garden. It's pressure tested and ready to go. Tomorrow, I set the timer and experience the magic happening. (!!)

Dadoo

Male Posts : 34
Join date : 2010-10-13
Age : 63
Location : Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA

View user profile http://www.slugahypnosis.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Irrigation

Post  shannon1 on 5/9/2011, 2:02 am

Dadoo, That is wonderful I love water conservers. Be sure to still spend quality face time with your plants too. I once heard a proverb that stated " The best fertilizer is a gardener's shadow" Cool

shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Irrigation

Post  Dadoo on 5/9/2011, 11:11 am

Hopefully, this will be my backup system. One of the goals this year is to use compost tea to meet at least 2/3s of the irrigation needs.

Dadoo

Male Posts : 34
Join date : 2010-10-13
Age : 63
Location : Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA

View user profile http://www.slugahypnosis.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Irrigation

Post  westie42 on 5/9/2011, 11:55 am

Congratulations Dadoo ! My 4 barrel rain collector is just done and now I want to get it somehow channeled into an irrigation system in the SFG boxes. It is about 60 feet from them to the garden and virtually no fall to help with gravity flow. I may set up a couple more elevated 55 gal barrels at the garden boxes and pump water into for elevated storage. One possibility is burying a PEX pipe out there just to keep it out of the way and reduce long term labor and clutter from on the ground hoses. Can drip irrigation work with only a few feet of elevation (bottom of barrel only a foot or so above the boxes). How much pressure is needed for it. Or is possibly just pvc pipe with drilled holes a better option for irrigation pipes. Later I could elevate the initial collector barrels to about 5-6 feet by building a heavy duty stand on the back of my house for them. So far not enough information has been found to help plan a successful project.

westie42

Male Posts : 512
Join date : 2011-03-22
Age : 75
Location : West Union, Iowa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Irrigation

Post  killjug on 5/9/2011, 4:52 pm

The pressure coming out of the bottom of the barrel should be enough for most drip systems. Remember a gallon of water wieghs 8 lbs and you are forcing it out of a small hole at the bottom of the drum/barrel. Also most drip systems have pressure restrictors that have to be placed on the hose bib from your house or you get to much pressure.

killjug

Male Posts : 34
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Crowley TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Irrigation

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


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