Monday, November 18, 2013

Drip Irrigation

It’s time to water your plants frugally. You have two precious commodities. Water and your time.
I fill my bottle drippers with the garden hose. This is quick and saves time. It reduces water loss via evaporation from the leaves.

Saves water and helps you recycle plastic bottles

You can recycle plastic bottles.

The used bottles are buried between plants. They take seconds to fill.

The materials:
* 2 litre plastic soft-drink bottle or water bottle
 * Sharp small screwdriver, pointed hole-maker or drill

This can be used in
Using your pocket knife, make 2 small slits in the bottom of your bottle. Make two more small slits half way up your bottle. Then fill your dripper bottle with water to test it. Does it drip slowly? Or empty too quickly?
Dig a hole next to your tomato plant. Place the bottle right-way-up in the hole. Fill the bottle with water from the hose. Add liquid fertilizer from time to time.

Thanks to Hank in Irrigation for the step by step instructions

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