Drip water systems For vertical gardens
Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:44 PM
I'm planning a vertical garden for my new house and am looking into a drip watering system WITHOUT the automated timer. The idea is to set up the drip system with a pump in a water container. Water will be poured into the container and the pump will then deliver the water to the vertical garden. Not looking to buy those with a timer as I have no need for that as there is always someone at home.
Are there any places where I can go to get the accessories (pipes, drippers, pump)? I've seen those Gardena dripper systems mentioned but those are kinda too steep for me.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:48 AM
Dont know any place who sells such a system, but will like to share a website on this drip water system. It's featured in Ted. http://www.ted.com/t..._apartment.html
Thanks Jere!!! I've also come across another website Drip Depot but not sure if they ship to Singapore, or if they ship at a reasonable rate :)/>
Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:24 PM
I would like to share tips and ideas how to grow your vertical garden…
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:02 PM
It looks to me like an very low power alternative to water pumps. Might need some DIY-ing if you don't want to buy their system.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:24 PM
Fill the containers with water. Use the cap to adjust the rate at which the water drips out of the base of the containers. Adjust for a slow drip.
Place one container about 4 to 6 inches away from the base of each plant. This works great for tomatoes. Check your irrigation system after a few days. When you fill a container the second time, move it to the other side of the plant, and a little farther from its base. The plant will build a healthy root system while, in a way, working for its water.
This system also works well for fertilizing your plants. Mix a water-soluble fertilizer per the instructions for a one-gallon container and repeat the same process.