How do you install irrigation?

I have a field of dirt in my backyard with great sun exposure I want to irrigate to grow crops.

  1. 2 months ago

    They sell the irrigation hose you could easily lay out. Any home improvement or gardening store would have them. Otherwise the household lawn sprinkler systems are just PVC, a timer, and a valve, bury the pipe as deep as you want if you think it would work for your application. You can get those rotating sprinkler heads that cover a pretty large area.

    • 2 months ago

      > great sun exposure

      > You can get those rotating sprinkler heads that cover a pretty large area.

      Don’t get those OP. Use a buried pipe or irrigation hose, and water locally close to the stems/roots of your crops. If you’re going to use a sprinkler in the sun then most of the water will evaporate before it reaches the roots. Also try to do most of the watering just before sunrise and/or just after sunset

      • 2 months ago

        >just before sunrise
        What's wrong with the middle of the day?

        • 2 months ago

          Water evaporates from the surface more. Also possibly thermal shock for the plants, but mostly the first one.

  2. 2 months ago

    use a bucket and a smaller thing to scoop water from bucket and put on plants
    >you can have a measured amount of water
    >the water goes right down the plants reducing water for weeds
    >costs $0-5

    • 2 months ago

      Brb going to water my 500 lettuces with a bucket and a cup. Back in 2025

  3. 2 months ago

    >Not doing aerophonics with fishes in 2022
    Just joking, loop up drip irrigation. Sprinklers are for the lawn. For trees I just made rings with holes. HDPE-pipes are fun.

    • 2 months ago

      Ah the Johnny Bravo valve

  4. 2 months ago

    OP how big is this "field of dirt" in your backyard, and do you have a reliable water source like a well, city water, or water rights on an irrigation canal?

    • 2 months ago

      6 feet by 40 feet. Municipal water

      • 2 months ago

        So not a "field" more like a small patch of dirt.

      • 2 months ago
        2 buckets 1 cup

        bucket and cup

        • 2 months ago

          No time to do it manually because i have to wage slave

  5. 2 months ago

    pipes, pumps, fittings, and water, anon.

  6. 2 months ago

    It's a great time to buy, my friend
    Everything is half price for the off-season

    Hose splitter
    Pressure regulator/back flow preventer
    A lot of 1/2 inch supply tubing
    A bunch of 1/2" to 1/4" fittings
    A bunch of 1/4" tubing and drip emitters OR 1/4" tubing with built-in emitters every 6 or 12 inches

    Use a deep square shovel
    Cut into and flip over the grass everywhere you're going to plant, so the grass is facing down and the dirt is on top
    Spread compost
    Mulch with hay or grass

  7. 2 months ago

    take a thicc hose bundle, collect rain water in a barrel, puncture the barrel at the bottom and screw in that hole a valve
    at one side you have a barrel that is open and collects rain water, at the other side you attack the thicc hose
    depending on how many tomatoes you want to grow, count the rows, one other hose for one row
    get a T splitter for the thicc hose if many rows
    attack another T splitter each row and put the large thicc hose for each row on the ground
    if you have 20 rows, have 20 long hoses stemming with T splitters from the OG hose at the barrel.
    plug all the hoses with wooden stakes, stakes bigger diameter than the thicc hose
    at each tomato plant, PUNCTURE a hole IN the hose at the side where the tomato plant will be
    ERECT the barrel on a stool or table to be ABOVE the ground and hopefully ABOVE the YOUNG tomato NEVER Old
    and just wait for rain
    drip drip drip pissss everywhere
    Or dont, wait for rain to pass and if no rain, pour WATER. INTO THE BARREL. and THEN release the VALVE AGAIN

    • 2 months ago

      >collect rain water

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