Efficient Sprinkler system for Veggie Garden

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Efficient Sprinkler system for Veggie Garden

Postby Davekyn » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:12 pm

Need advice guys. I’ve been asked by a pump specialist, what kind of sprinkler system I require, and how many liters per minute, height of emitters, type of emitters and layout of emitters.
I am looking to facilitate the watering needs of various vegetables over a 25mX25m plot. I understand the way in which water is distributed can affect both the amount of water used and the success of the plants growth.
How many sprinklers, what type, how high, length of pipe, size of pipe. I think I may have to buy elsewhere and just take a chance??? Buy something more powerful than I need and use a reducer of some sort???
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Re: Efficient Sprinkler system for Veggie Garden

Postby Davekyn » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:41 pm

I'm tending towards an overhead sprinkler system at the moment. I may have some dippers incorporated, but I think I'll focus on a medium sized sprinkler system.
Will Google some more on the Pro's and Con's...please don't hesitate to chime in!
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Re: Efficient Sprinkler system for Veggie Garden

Postby Systema_Naturae » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:51 pm

Drippers are by far the most efficient, cost effective and easiest to install.

Check with your local water authority before installing any overhead or sprinkler systems as in many areas these systems are now prohibited, even though many nurseries and irrigation suppliers sell them to the public.
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Re: Efficient Sprinkler system for Veggie Garden

Postby lucylu » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:49 pm

overheads waste a lot of water as it evaporates before hitting the soil.

You can get fantastic drip systems now, and the maintenance is not that great. We have boreline which puts out 8l/min per hole and the holes are spaced 30cm apart. I plant using the holes for spacings with my vegies and it works well.
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