Alright, well I didn’t really know what category to go with so I chose here. I’m planning ,in in the next couple of weeks, to put together a self watering system for my shoulders and back sake. Now my delima is weather or not to use a pump or gravity fed style. I will be using a 5 gallon bucket for my resivior. I’ll have at least one airstone inside maybe 2.
- I’ve been looking at going with a pump and running seperate lines to each plant with a t split the use the soaking hose or drip emmiting line in a circle around the plant.
- Running a single line with 2 to 3 drippers in each pot.
- Getting some blumat 5" catrots and then just getting the rest of the materials to have a truely self watering system.
If I go with 3 is that I’m not sure what all other stuff I would need like the connections and fixtures. If I go with 1 I need to figure out what kind of pump and how big of a pump I need and what is needed to keep it from flooding my room incase power goes out, if that is a concern. This is my first big diy project I’m atempting and I have a few others I want to attempt as well for the future if I can get this handled.
Any input is apriciated I know I’ve talked to a couple of you about it so far, but me forgetting to water for 2 to 3 days and my girls looking sad really got me thinking about the automaton of watering and how it is benificial for me and the plants as well.
The blumat carrots
Don’t you guys run the blumats? I thought I was talkingn or reading about it sometime. If so what other hardware would I need. Is just a t-spilt off for each plant at the bucket or inside the tent between the plants? Mostly left seems like like the line you need.
@Driftboat here is the system I built.