The Drip Store’s KST100 from DIG is a Basic Starter Drip Tape Kit recommended for 5 rows of vegetables. This small drip tape kit has all the parts needed to install a small system from a faucet or a hose end timer to water up to 5 rows, each 20 feet long, and for up to 200 square feet. It can be expanded to cover an additional 400 square feet by adding a 20 or 25 PSI pressure regulator, drip tubing and drip tape with the same flow rate, and removing the flow control from the swivel adapter. The kit includes a ¾ inch backflow preventer, ¾ inch swivel adapter with screen washer and flow control, 5' of ½ inch drip tubing with .600 ID x .700 OD, 100' of 15 mil, 5/8 inch drip tape with 12 inch spacing, and all the parts needed to install ½” drip tubing for up to 5 rows of vegetables. This drip tape kit can be used to water all types of vegetable plants with 8” to 12” spacing and can accommodate a flow rate of up to 220 GPH (3.6 GPM).
Drip irrigation is the slow application of water directly to the plant root zone in a predetermined pattern. Maintaining an optimum moisture level in the soil at all times results in less water lost to the sun and the wind. No water is wasted on non-growth areas, and the root zone is maintained at its ideal moisture level, combining the proper balance of water and air for a very efficient irrigation system.
Contains .5-GPH drip emitters every 12 inches
Applies water at a very low application rate leading to less surface evaporation from leaves and soil
Offers flexibility in irrigation frequency and application rate, minimizing surface compacting and runoff
Can cover up to 200 square feet, easily expandable
Delivers water to the base of the plants, either above surface or underneath, and directly to the root zone
Multi season usage
High quality extruded thin wall drip tape profile with pre-inserted drip emitters every 12 inches
No special tools or glue are needed
Using drip tape can save money by significantly lowering the cost of the system