How to Install Drip Irrigation for Container Gardening

What living thing can you leave alone unsupervised and go on vacation? Your dog? No. Your kids? Definitely not. Your container garden? Yes you can!

In this video, I’m going to take you step-by-step through the process of installing a drip irrigation system for your container garden.

I have been experimenting with the idea of having a drip irrigation system for as long as I have been gardening. Although containers have countless benefits, some of the challenges are that they dry out quickly and they desperately need to be fertilized regularly. I am going to add a fertilizer injector to my drip irrigation as well.  Basically what we are doing is installing a system that will water and fertilize your container plants at set intervals with a timer.

All of the items used in this video can be purchased in a kit from

The first thing you need to do is install the manifold which is comprised of the timer and filter then the fertilizer injector.  Next you can run the mainline tubing like I am throughout my brick patio. This will allow me to be versatile with future plantings.

Now just tap into the mainline wherever there is a container and add drip-line or sprayers or pot drippers or whatever is appropriate to water your individual containers.

Now I'm setting my timer to water my plants once a day early in the morning around sun up for 5 minutes. On days that it rains I don't need the water to go on, and this system is really easy to turn on and off.
Now I can go on vacation and not worry, my plants will be fine:)