S0 I have decided do update my outdoor plumbing system for next year’s crops. The current irrigation system is your typical, super complex sprinkler system that broadcasts water all over the place. Its pretty easy to set up, but I would prefer a more efficient system. A friend of mine is the best plumber in Antioch. His website plumbers Antioch features a video I made for him to trade for the irrigation set up. I’ll post the video at the bottom of the page.
So what I have been wanting is a drip-feed irrigation system that I can run across the rows of my garden. I’d like to expand to 3/4 of an acre and don’t want to waste all that water by broadcasting 4 sprinklers. The drip-feed system will literally drip water directly on the plant. You can do this in intervals of every six inches, twelve inches, and so forth. Here is a photo of one of my rows.
As you can see I have already tested out what the drip feed system can do. It works great and conserves a large amount of water in comparison to your standard sprinkler. In the rows here we have:
- swiss chard
On the right you can see a row of blueberries with another four rows of vegetable crops to the right of the berry bushes. Breaking up the rows with the blueberries and a technique you can use for your perennials crops. Its nice to have everything centrally located. This makes it so much easier for the composting, mulching, laying out rows, prepping rows, and all other preparation work for planting. Otherwise you end up having everything scattered all over the place such as tools, planting equipment, plants, and so forth.
So the plumber is coming by this weekend to install a faucet and a few lines. As I promised before, I’ll post his video below. If you are in the market to hire a plumber – Call these guys!