Vegetable Gardening: How to Install a Drip Irrigation System Part 2

The second part of this installation is putting a drip system on my patio for my containers, which just entails putting a hole in the mainline and using a vary flow valve. The tubing will run up the side of the container. You will also need a pot dripper, which is a small gadget that goes right into the soil in the container.

Basically, now that it's all done, I have an irrigation system that will give me about ½ gallon of water per hour. The timers are set for about 10 minutes of watering for my size of garden, but of course you can adjust that based on your own garden size and plants.

Now I can take a vacation from the garden without worrying about watering my plants!