drip irrigation questions

  • drip irrigation questions

    Posted by Annie1977 on May 12, 2023 at 10:05 pm

    I have limited space so garden in raised beds and grow bags. I use 1/2″ supply tubing, 1/4″ distribution tubing and 1/4″ drip tubing with the drip holes every 6″ running via a transfer pump from a 275 gal. IBC tote connected to my downspout. I’ve formed my potato tubing in a circle in the past but this year am going to do a spiral. I use 10 gallon grow bags for the potatoes. Does anybody have a clue how many emitters I should allow per bag? When I did my circles I didn’t count the holes so they were different sizes. They weren’t being uniformly watered and it occured to me that they should probably be the same….duh. I use distribution tubing and the red 2GPH emitters on my 7 gal tomato/pepper grow bags and back to the drip tubing with holes every 6″ for the rows in my raised beds. I do have lots of valves installed so can run everything independently. Just not sure of the emitters sizing and spacing and how to figure it. I can adjust the length of time it runs so that helps. I’m doing this by trial and error and lots of Garden Answer videos. I’d like to cut back on the errors as much as possible! LOL!! Any help would be appreciated!

    EvW replied 4 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • EvW

    May 13, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    No idea, but good luck. Test various amounts of water?

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