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Elisha’s Drip lines and PVC

Overall of PVC drip lines

Overall of PVC drip lines

PVC Supports

PVC Supports

Holes in Pipe

Holes in Pipe

Watering Methods

Dennis uses a drip irrigation system.   He makes sure he keeps the ground around the plants moist but not soggy.

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.

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.

Close up of Garth's Irrigation hose connection.

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.

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.

Overhead Lines

Andrew's Overhead drip line

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

Close up of Overhead Drip Line

Drip Line Connections

Drip Line Connections

Sprinklers

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.

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.

Sprinklers watering

Sprinklers watering

Sprinkler Head

Sprinkler Head

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

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

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.

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.

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.