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Experiences in Drip Irrigation for Container Garden
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nextgeek
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August 2, 2011 - 11:14 pm
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Camaron

You are using drip system to water the plants and have to feed them with the amount of water they require.Its not mandatory to use submerisble pumps or anything.Try connecting from the top tank and then use emitters to leak.make sure each emitter to drop water.

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August 3, 2011 - 8:01 pm

Thanks Ramna and nextgeek. I am planning to visit Paryy's corner in Chennai this weekend. Found a shop which deals in these things. The funny thing is that they mentioned setting up drip will cost minimum 20K. Looks like the we will have to pay a heavy price for ignorance. I will post my experiences after my visit..

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Camaroon123,

Srikanth answered your question.
Just adding my couple of cents here.

Drip pipes are different from regular hose pipes in multiple ways.
1. They are cheaper and easy to poke holes into.
2. U V treated(again based on the quality)

Emitters are needed if you need more control on how much water/nutrients you deliver to the plant. Another important use of an emitter is pressure compensation. Assuming the emitter you buy is pressure compensated(PC). If it is not PC, then you should ensure the drip main line stays horizontal (180 deg) in order to supply water uniformly to all the drip points. If there is a sag in the pipe, the lowest point gets more water .. or the one closer to the motor gets more water.. as srikanth mentioned.

hope this helps..

do you guys want a detailed drip setup post/video?
gg

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Hi GG,

 

I keep getting PMs asking for help in drip setup but I always keep referring to one of your blog posts where you discussed about the drip setup. At this time I do not have the time to make a video or photo shoot of the setup. Even if I did it wouldn't have as much info as you could put in.

I suggest that you make a video and photo shoot with clear labeling (as you always do) of the various parts and what they are used for. I myself would be interested in a closed loop drip system and the importance and function of a filter etc.

 

Thanks,

Srikanth

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August 4, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Thanks GG. I was planing to make a shopping trip to buy the following items

1. Lateral drip line

2. Microtube

3. PC emitters .5, 1, 1.5 GPM

4. Pressure controller as I am thinking of connecting the system to my 1HP well water pump

5. Maybe a filter

6. Maybe mini sprinklers and a few stake emitters.

I will maybe post pictures and share my experiences.

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@srikanth
I brought that up because i will be setting up one for my next hydro setup.

@camaroon123
It will be great if you could share pics as well as write up. I can post it on the blog as well with due credits if thats ok.

keep me posted.

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Camroon123,

                   I am also searching for Drip system in chennai. Please share the details of where to buy Drippers,emiiters etc in chennai.

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September 3, 2011 - 12:50 pm

I have started a new thread with my experiences,

/forum/container-gardening/terrace-garden-do-it-yourself-drip-system/#p1801

Please PM if you need details of the shop. I have to search for the card they gave me.

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Re. sourcing of drip irrigation products at Delhi.

 

I established a good source at Dwarka. The outfit is called UNS Agriserve Pvt Ltd, which stocks good stuff from Jain Irrigation. It is run by GD Singh, a pleasant and knowledgeable chap, available on unsagri@gmail.com and on 9311005554.

 

The fittings are of top quality and very affordable.

 

 

Ganesh Mahadevan

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November 12, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Hi Srikanth, 

Where did you buy this in Hyderabad? I am from hyderabad(gachibowli) and looking to setup a drip system. 

Any help would be appreciated. 

 

Thanks

Sreejith

Srikanth said:

Hi Camaroon,

 

I cannot answer your million dollar question but you can probably check with places where you can buy vegetable seeds and fertilizers. They should know where you can get the drip irrigation stuff.

 

Here are the rough prices in Hyderabad (shouldn't be much different in Chennai).

12mm Drip line (Netafim or Jain) - Rs 6 to 8 / meter. It is sold only in bundles (generally in 100 , 300 and 500 m). You can get local varieties around the same price in smaller quantities.

Micro tubes - Around 2 Rs/meter.

Drip Emitters - (Netafim and Jain) Rs. 300 / 100 pcs

T-Joints/Elbows/End Taps - Rs 100 to 200 / 100 pcs

 

Check if 12 mm main line is good enough for you or if you need 16 mm. I am not sure if the water head is sufficient for your purpose but submersible pumps do not cost much anyway.

 

Remember to buy a poker and a cigarette lighter. Yes, cigarette lighter! It is mighty useful for softening the drip pipe to insert the T-Joints and elbows. I do not use a filter as these pipes and Emitters are dirt cheap (especially when you have a stock of 500 m).

 

There is a wonderful post by GG which details all the stuff that you might need for a Drip system.

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i have read thru this interesting discussion on Drip Irrigation. One thing that is still unclear is.

 

is solenoid valve mandatory in a drip irrigation system ? if yes..in which part of the setup is it used ?

also i have about 15 pots & expandable by 10 more in the future, so considering that...what capacity pump should i buy ? Pls suggest the Tullu pump model also.

if anyone knows the current price of the Timer, Pump & drip accessories, pls update that too.

if not, just a pointer to the stores in SJP road will be of great help.

the Experienced ones please clarify  🙂 & end the mystery for me.

 

-Vijay

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hydgardening said:

Hi Srikanth, 

Where did you buy this in Hyderabad? I am from hyderabad(gachibowli) and looking to setup a drip system. 

Any help would be appreciated. 

 

Thanks

Sreejith

See: http://www.justdial.com/Hydera.....kavadiguda.

Call their phone numbers and find out if they have the items in stock. Both Jain and Netafim are good though the later is considered better.

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mgardener said:

Hi UG, GG, and in fact everyone interested in this topic,

I finally assembled my drip system for manual operation around mid Dec. 2010. I finally got a timer from the Mumbai's market as after many visits to Om Electronics they were still out of stock.

I got a TM619 H2 timer which quite simlpe to set up for connections. And after some initial hiccups, I realized that a reset of timer was necessary prior to programing a setting. After this reset and subsequent programing, my timer is now working beautifully and switching on/off automatically.

Thanks for every bit of help including all info you shared.

MG

Hi, Am trying to find a timer in Munbai. Could you pls let me know where in Mumbai you picked up yours.

Rgds,

Ency

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