Drip Irrigation Demonstration for Raised Garden Beds

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Travis Steglich

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We've installed our drip irrigation and we have it running right now. We've turned water on to it. We've got two types of irrigation. We've got button irrigation that supply irrigation to a specific area and then we have a laser drilled soaker hose which supplies moisture to a large area. We can show right here that this button dripper is putting it out. We are basically watering these two plants right here with it. Next to it over here, we have another dripper that if I can get it to where it is coming around there, is dripping. It is watering these two plants and so on. We have these two plants here and then another one watering these two plants over here. These are the precision button irrigation system that we just put in. Also we put in a soaker hose type situation, a laser drill soaker hose and I am going to lift that hose up and it you can see right here, and over here the hose is leaking all over. That is the reason it is called the soaker hose. Because every 12 inches they are laser drilled little holes that allow the water from the main system to come through and water your large areas. You can lay this out in a long flower bed and water a whole stream of flowers and things like that with just one line and that is one of the reasons we put it in this area where the plants are so close together. Also these plants are going to produce for a while and then we are going to pull them out. The strawberry plants with any luck, we may have them here next year so we are probably going to need to maintain irrigation on them throughout the year and possibly even until next Spring.