DIY Simple Drip Irrigation

Drip watering

Automate your garden! I use a lot of drip irrigation, by setting this up I have one less thing to think about. Drip irrigation can be used to top off EarthBoxes and keep plants in pots watered as well as your in ground garden or raised beds. Put the water where it’s needed most without waste.

This video shows the items needed and procedure for putting together a basic system. I also show how easy it is to reclaim most pieces for use in other drip water projects.

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Orbit hose timers, I’ve had good luck with these and I’ve tried several other brands that didn’t hold up as well or ate batteries too quickly: https://amzn.to/36hJDpA

1/2″ pipe punch tool, this is the one I have and it works pretty well. Don’t get one of the simple punches or you will end up crushing pipe and getting frustrated: https://amzn.to/37t9KKc

Pressure regulator (one required per hose). This drops the water pressure to 25 PSI: https://amzn.to/2MNOQh8

Garden hose adapter (one required per hose), adapts your garden hose to the 1/2″ drip main line: https://amzn.to/2MMBD82

1/2″ pipe, 100 feet. This is inexpensive and gets cheaper per foot as you buy more: https://amzn.to/2uaVqI4

1/2″ pipe end fitting (one per hose), this is the inexpensive foldover type I demonstrate in the video: https://amzn.to/2QduNuu

1/4″ tubing, the flexible version I like. If there is a Lowes near you it is cheaper there. https://amzn.to/39A8FCu

1/4″ barbs. I like the ones that have a wide center so they are easier to grip: https://amzn.to/35f755m

1 GPH drip emitter, the basic all purpose size: https://amzn.to/2tpMspL

Cable cutting tool like I use. I got mine at Harbor Freight but I don’t think they sell it anymore there: https://amzn.to/36kE75m

Happy growing!