Simple and 0 Cost Irrigator Light Rain




In my country has broken out in the spring and with it the desire of the garden and cultivation; so my brain is squeezed to try some new solution to the problems related to the supply of water to plants which would allow both to irrigate efficiently without waste.
The last year I devised a simple system to irrigate without waste and specifically in the area that needed it with the system for irrigation of tomato that I presented in my instructable; that system had many advantages why did waste very little water.
However, one disadvantage was obvious: the water that ran the tube at high speed to go to ground, in a short time he dug a small hole that put her bare also the roots of the plant and whether or not I was going to call promptly loam Commons the plant itself was in danger.

Step 1: The Components

 So I modified the old system, making it an inexpensive drip system to prevent the erosion of the soil near the roots.
This was possible with a simple trick that consisted in creating a system of brake for the exit of the water.
This system allows a triple advantage:
1) water drops slowly and not dig the ground (as I said before),
2) filling the bottle you can see with your own eyes how much water you actually make the plant without waste due to classical thought: "still a little, maybe I paid too little"
3)the slow descent of the water promotes a better absorption of soil by avoiding the "flood"


Step 2: The Construction

The simple implementation is first and foremost in putting a stone of proper fit inside the tube to prevent cotton (which is the real brake for water) goes down the tube.Second thing you will insert the hose to the bottle, preemptively removed the Fund; After doing this adageremo on the neck of the bottle a little wet cotton and we adhere well to the walls of the hole (if you need to add a bit of cotton.
Finally pour over to cotton, a certain amount of stones and even a bit of sand if we.
The game is done!
As you can see in the movie, the water will fall on the ground very slowly, with a "rain" giving time to soak up the water surface without disperse as happens when we water our plants.

Step 3: The Test

In the short film is documented as a result of the work done.
I think you can add additional cotton to slow down the water.
For the installation on field cultivated some simple indications are present in my previous instructable entitled: "Easy system to irrigate tomatoes"
In the next step will show the application on field cultivated this realization.

Step 4: Cultivated Field

Here's the result on my garden grown with tomatoes, pumpkins and melons;
the comfort of the vegetables to pouring water directly into containers using for example a narrow Jet gun joined greater delicacy that has water when it reaches the terrain favoring an increased absorption.
Meanwhile greet all thanking for attention and hoping to have, with my simple
realization (perhaps trivial?, I think not), helped someone.Good instructables all ... bye!



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    3 Discussions


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Best wishes for your new business.

    If I can give you some advice, you should use another system that I have adopted this year, and that is more effective, but that unfortunately I have not posted an instructable: build each bottle by an Assembly of two bottles stuck on top of each other, and in which the upper one, (obviously it too, as with the neck cut) has some tiny holes drilled on the bottom: with this system avoids the problem of the inevitable congestion that occurs after about twenty irrigations.

    If you want I will post a picture.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for sharing-I will try your ideas!