Elisha’s Drip lines and PVC
Overall of PVC drip lines
Holes in Pipe
Dennis uses a drip irrigation system. He makes sure he keeps the ground around the plants moist but not soggy.
Don uses drip lines buried throughout his garden to water the plants. Shown is the faucet for the drip line on one of the raised beds.
Garth uses a controlled irrigation system throughout the garden except the outer row, which utilizes a drip line for the carrots and radishes. His irrigation system is hoses that can be hooked together to water two rows at a time. Close up of Garth’s Irrigation hose connection.
Melinda rotates where the crops are planted each year, the customized drip line will actually move with the plants. It can be disconnected from the main lines in each box and moved to, and reconnected, in another box.
Andrew is using a laser cut plastic drip line irrigation to water his plants. In the first row this system is on the ground. In the two rows that are planted it has been suspended from the top of the hoops. He thought it would act like rain to water the plants but he has not been satisfied with the results so he will be moving them to the ground. For now he is irrigating his potatoes but they will eventually have a drip line too.
Close up of Overhead Drip Line
Drip Line Connections
PVC pipe runs through the garden and a 1/2 inch pvc pipe comes up from the main grid and is attached to each metal stake. These each have a bubbler attached. These bubblers are set on a timer to turn on each evening for 15 to 20 minutes. With the bubblers on both the east and west sides the garden is well watered.
In order to preserve water, Richard will be using ½ inch soaker hoses this year for watering the mound areas. He has a sprinkler system set up through the center of the mixed planting area to water there. Overall of Sprinklers
Close up of Richard’s Sprinklers
Joyce uses P-Tape® to water their garden. It comes in big rolls and you cut off whatever size that you need. It has openings about every 4 inches and is placed down your rows by your plants. It works similar to a soaker hose.
Shown in the pictures are the Loc Coupler with valve and the header line.
It has a Tape LOC Coupler, with a valve, on the top of the tape and a hose end on the bottom of the tape. A header line is placed down the side of the garden and the P-Tapes® are attached where needed. A pressure regulator and filter need to be attached to your faucet to control the water flow.