The Model K014 Gravity Feed Drip Irrigation Kit with 200' of 1/2" Drip tubing can be used for up to 50 Plants. This is The Drip Store’s custom-designed gravity feed drip irrigation kit that includes all the parts needed for installing a drip irrigation system on an area of 150 SF using 50 .5 GPH button drippers
See Added Parts to expand your system by purchasing additional pieces separately.
This kit contains 200’ of high quality 1/2" drip hose with .600” ID x .700” OD, sufficient to cover up to 50 plants. The Gravity Feed Drip Irrigation Kit includes all the parts needed to start a gravity feed drip irrigation system in a garden from the rain barrel (not included) to the end of the line. This system is ideal for pre-spaced planting.
A gravity feed irrigation system is an inexpensive and effective way to irrigate a small size garden area. It would be especially cost effective if the climate of the area can provide enough precipitation to consistently keep a rain barrel (50 to 100 gallons) filled using rain water-harvesting techniques. The basic system is very simple consisting of an elevated rain barrel with a drip hose as the main line coming out at the bottom of the barrel to feed the drip system which is all controlled by hand.
The most important practice for a healthy and productive vegetable garden is the use of an appropriate irrigation system. During years of normal rainfall, rains usually wet the soil and provide a good supply of deep soil moisture. What happens later will depend upon the efficiency of your irrigation system. Adequate soil moisture is important for seed germination, uniform growth, and productivity. Correct use of a drip irrigation system should keep vegetable plants actively growing in dry periods yet cause no problem when rain occurs following irrigation. The system, when properly operated, keeps soil at the base of the plant (root zone area) moist. This may require operating the system for short periods two to four times a week during dry weather in order to prevent the soil from ever becoming completely dry.
One of the most important features of a drip irrigation system is the creation of a totally new and more favorable root zone environment within the planting. Drip irrigation sustains this environment by using low flow rates to maintain constant soil moisture levels. This encourages better growth and disease resistance by reducing plant stress.
The gravity drip irrigation kit has all the parts needed to install a drip irrigation system from a rain barrel(not included).
Suggestion in connecting the 1/2" compression drip fittings. To install the 1/2" compression fittings, cut the drip tubing with a hand pruner, being careful to keep dirt from entering the line. Hold the compression fitting in one hand and the drip tubing in the other and force the drip tubing into the fitting by wiggling it from side to side. Make sure that the drip tubing is pushed into the compression fitting for about 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch for a very tight fit. No glue or clamps are required.
This gravity feed drip irrigation kit has all the parts needed to start the system connecting to a rain barrel (not included). Use a 50 to 200 gallon rain barrel for the best results.
Starting the irrigation system from a rain barrel:
To water diverse planting such as trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennials, either option below can be utilized:
For maximum system expansion using a single water source, and to better control the system’s total flow rate, use .5 or I GPH (gallon per hour) drippers. We recommend using drippers with the same flow rate to resolve the difficulty of irrigating a garden planted with a diversity of plant types and sizes, for example a garden with trees, shrubs, groundcovers, bulbs and perennials installed on the same system. To increase the amount of water applied to larger or thirstier plants, simply add more drippers, at intervals of 12” around the plant. This drip irrigation method provides the plant with a larger wetted area to cover a larger section of the plant root zone. By adjusting watering time, the right amount of water can then be applied evenly to all the plants.
Suggested number of drippers per plant:
See installation instructions for details.
How much time to water: Turn the water onfor 30 to 45 minutes every two days or until the rain barrel is empty. After a week or two check the soil and the health of the plants, and adjust the watering time as needed.
|Kit Qty||Part #||Image||Description|
|5||A006||Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing|
|1||A019||Palm Hole Punch|
|1||A029||3/4” FPT Coupling|
|1||A123||3/4" FNPT x 1/2" Barbed Ball Valve, 17mm|
|50||D011||Drip Emitter with 1/4" Barb, .5 GPH Non-Compensating Button Style, Color Brown|
|1||F303||3/4" MNPT "Y" Screen Filter with Flush Cap, 155 mesh polyester, green|
|1||LF001||1/2" .700 OD Compression Coupling|
|4||LF005||1/2" .700 OD Compression Tee|
|4||LF007||1/2" .700 OD Compression Elbow|
|5||S006||5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip Tubing|
|1||SF007||Goof Plugs, Strip of 10|
|1||SWF013||Nipple 3/4" MPT x 1” MPT|
|1||T060||DIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 200’, 1/2" coil with .700 OD|
|KIT K014 contains a total of 76 pcs. for $51.22|
|Drip Emitter with 1/4" Barb, .5 GPH Non-Compensating Button Style, Color Brown, .5 GPH Non-Compensating Button Style, Color Brown||D011||Discontinued|