Drip irrigation allows efficient use of water and maintain a constant soil moisture near the root system of plants. Due to this, they grow better. But the main value of this system is that plants can be left unattended for several days without worrying that they will dry up. Wanting to try the drip irrigation system, it can be done independently from PET bottles.
What you’ll need:
- plastic bottle;
The process of manufacturing and configuration drip system
As the capacity to power the system will use a plastic bottle. The greater the volume, the less often you have to refuel. You can use a regular bottle for a few pints or a bottle and even a beer keg 20 litres.
On the side of the bottle is burned 2 holes.
One closer to the neck, the second to the bottom. Are introduced into the holes 2 cut the rope. Their exposed edges should hang down below laid on the side of the bottle. It is necessary that the inside of the rope lying on the bottom of the stock. Roughly on the bottle 1.5-2 liters will need pieces of rope at 25 cm.
Between the ropes cut through crosswise hole for filling. In the future it will be inserted a funnel or hose to fill the water.
Next you need to fill the bottle with water completely wet the rope and put it near the plants.
The ropes move so that their edges hanging slightly below the bottle. In this case, the water will begin to drain them rare drops. The frequency drops depends on the material and diameter of ropes. If watering is too slow, then you can insert into a bottle of extra rope.