Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

Watering your seedlings every day is hard work that can be automated. Rosinka ready-made drip irrigation systems sold in stores are not always suitable due to the nature of the soil and the size of the greenhouse. How to make a drip irrigation system yourself, we will tell you in this master class.

In order to make a drip irrigation system in a greenhouse with dimensions of 8×2.8 m, we need the following tools:

  • drill
  • welding machine
  • knife

From materials you will need:

  • metal barrel (200 l) – 1 pc .;
  • tripod stand for a barrel made of old pipes (tripod height – 1.2 meters).

Table of required materials for assembling a drip irrigation system:

Material nameSize / quantityCost of 1 piece / m, rub.Total cost, rub.
Soft plastic hose30 meters (diameter 6 mm)18540
Dispensers36 pieces12432
Adapters35 pieces7245
Water filter14040
Fitting11515
Total1272

Step-by-step manufacturing of a drip irrigation system

1. Place the tripod for the water barrel at the level of the middle of the greenhouse. It is necessary to install it as close to the greenhouse as possible, it is also important to install it as evenly as possible, so that later the barrel will stand without slopes.

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

2. At the bottom of the barrel we drill a hole for the fitting. Insert the union, secure from the inside with a nut.

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

3. Install the barrel on a tripod. We attach a hose to the already supplied fitting, then the filter (you can take a regular fuel car filter).

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

4. With a drill we make a hole in the wall of the greenhouse and insert the hose.

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

5. We prepare adapters and dispensers in accordance with the number of bushes. Hose length for pipettes approx. 5-6 cm.

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

6. We stretch the hose along the rows of cucumbers, leaving room for the dispensers.

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

7. We put on the dispensers on the hose sections. At the same time, we adjust the watering speed by turning the dispenser knob. In our greenhouse, the most optimal speed was 1 drop in 5 seconds..

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

8. Drops evenly wet the soil around the growing stem. At this rate of watering, the soil will be sufficiently moist, and the water in the barrel will be used up in 50 hours, after which the barrel is refilled from the country water supply system.

Master class: how to make drip irrigation of plants in a greenhouse

Thus, you can save up to two hours of time per day, which are usually spent on watering seedlings and increase the yield of vegetable crops by about a third of the expected volume..

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