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The dripkit watering system

Dripkit system used for watering the gardens

The drip kit is made of a type of rubber hose with holes in it (you can either buy pre-holed ones or make the holes yourself with a special cutter). Alongside the tubes you plant the seeds, then open the main tap to provide water in the early morning or later afternoon, to prevent too much water evaporating. This conserves water, also there is less weeding to do on the plots.

Dripkit system layout in the garden

The water basin with tap should be at least 1 metre higher for water pressure (not reflected in picture here).

Alternative dripkit using plastic bottles

The system can be adapted using plastic bottles where they are plentiful - the bottles are filled with water, then the top lightly unscrewed so the water drips out. This is only really practical when you have a few plants.

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The dripkit watering system. Field Exchange 29, December 2006. p30. www.ennonline.net/fex/29/dripkit