This DIG, vegetable garden drip tape kit has 5’ of high quality 1/2" drip hose with .600” ID x .700” OD, to start the system on a small lot with up to 25’ long beds.
See Added Parts to expand your system by purchasing additional pieces separately.
The Model ST100, Vegetable Garden Drip Tape Kit from DIG is a starter kit that contains parts to install five rows of drip tape in a vegetable garden using 100’, 15 mil drip tape with .6 GPH inline drip emitters inserted into the tape every 12”. This DIG drip tape kit has 5’ of high quality 1/2" drip hose with .600” ID x .700” OD, to start the system on a small lot with up to 25’ long beds. The DIGS' drip tape kit includes parts needed for this installation, from the hose faucet (spigot) to the end of the line. The drip tape kit can accommodate a flow rate of up to 220 GPH (3.6 GPM).
When designing a drip irrigation system using drip tape please be aware that drip tape work at very low pressure of 12 to 25 PSI. Make sure to install a 15, 20 or 25-PSI pressure regulator to each zone.
Suggestion in installing a drip tape system, first identify the number of similar irrigation zones needed. Irrigation zones are based on factors such as type of crop, total flow available in a given time (see drip tape flow rate and spacing), available pressure at the zone, available pressure for periodic flushing, topography layout, field length and soil texture. Once the zones are assigned and the drip system is designed, a schedule of irrigation must be set up to meet the unique needs of the crop in each zone. A properly designed and installed drip system will provide better uniformity for many years and can improve crop production
Recommendation: To install the drip tape fittings, turn the sleeve on the fitting counter-clockwise, insert and push the drip tape over the barb, and secure by turning the sleeve clockwise to go over the drip tape, ensuring a quality watertight connection.
The most important practice for a healthy and productive vegetable garden is the irrigation system. During years of normal rainfall, rains usually wet the soil and provide us with 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. Never allow the soil to 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.
Starting the irrigation system from a faucet:
Optional: If you wish to automate the system, first connect a battery-operated controller to the faucet (suggested model C001 - not included in this kit).
Installing the drip irrigation tubing and drip tape:
To install the drip tape fittings, turn the sleeve on the fitting counter-clockwise, insert and push the drip tape over the barb, and secure by turning the sleeve clockwise to go over the drip tape, ensuring a quality watertight connection.
How much time to water: Turn the water on for 45 minutes to 1 hour every two days, depending on your location and the soil type. After a week or two check the soil and the health of the plants, and adjust the irrigation time as needed. If you have an irrigation controller and you need to add more time, adjust the time on the controller or program the controller with additional start-times.
Suggested additional part not included in the above kit: Model A011, 3/4" FHT x MHT 15 PSI preset pressure regulator/
The pressure regulator (model A011) is used to lower the incoming pressure to the drip system to the lower operating pressure of 15 PSI, which is within the range of recommended pressures for a drip tape system in this lenght.
|Kit Qty||Part #||Image||Description|
|1||A015||Backflow Preventer 3/4" FHT x 3/4" MHT|
|1||A019||Palm Hole Punch|
|1||A023||5/8" Drip Tape Coupling|
|1||A024||5/8" Drip Tape Adapter to .700 OD Drip Tubing|
|5||A026||5/8" Drip Tape Connector to 1/4" Barb|
|5||A027||5/8" Drip Tape Connector End|
|1||LF003||1/2" .700 OD Compression 3/4" FHT Swivel Adapter with Screen|
|1||LF013||1/2" .700 OD Compression Hose End with 3/4" FHT Flush Cap|
|1||T001-NS5||5’ 1/2" Drip Tubing with .600 ID x .700 OD, Black : Non-sellable-item|
|1||T017||100’ 5/8”, 15 Mil Drip Tape with 12" Spacing|
|KIT ST100 contains a total of 18 pcs. for $18.49|
|5/8" Drip Tape Adapter to .700 OD Drip Tubing||A024||Discontinued|