This may be the most useful garden video you have ever watched!!
Learn how to make your own PVC drip irrigation system for your garden.
If you have ever considered adding a drip irrigation system to your vegetable garden, this is the year!! With drought conditions over a large portion of the country, now is the time to cut your water usage and improve the quality of your vegetable garden!
Learn everything you need to know to get your own PVC drip irrigation system up and running this season.
Drip irrigation systems promote strong healthy plants, save time and resources in your garden and they save a ton of water!! PVC based systems are easy to build, very flexible and much less expensive than other types of drip systems.
Master Gardener Rick Stone takes you through the process of building a PVC drip system. He covers all you need to know to get started.
"I have commitment issues and it manifests in my gardening. My garden is large and it changes each season. I am thrilled to build my own PVC system and to have the flex ability to make adjustment according to my needs and future whims. ;) The course is well thought out, all the details are spelled out and in an easy to follow order. I love how honest he is about what he uses and why, simple and easy are not beneath him and as a beginner, I appreciate it. His visuals, and his video angles are helpful as well."
In this class you will learn:
- Why you should choose a PVC system over the other systems out there.
- How to build your system, including cutting pipe, drilling holes, and the hardware you will need.
- How to create a main line water distribution system that will make it easy to get water to each of your garden beds
- What size of PVC pipe is best for your garden.
- How to use a PVC system in Raised Bed Gardens!
- Where and how many water holes will you need for the different types of crops.
- How to attach your drip system to a rain water collection system!
- Tricks on making your system very flexible and easily reconfigured for each year in your garden.
Hi guys, I'm Rick Stone and I’m a gardening fanatic! Over the last 21 years I've grown a large garden at my home and it seems like every year that garden gets a little larger! Most years we grow between 800 to 1100 pounds of fresh veggies for our table and tons of great flowers to make our yard look awesome.
I grow all of my own seedlings and we have learned how to extend our garden harvest to 365 days a year. Even in our zone 6 garden! Growing in cold frames and hoop houses is the key!!
I'm a graduate of the Utah State University Master Gardener program and have been teaching classes for many years on gardening basics and year round gardening. For the last year I have been teaching courses online to nearly 1000 students. Come join me and we will learn everything you need to know to have a successful garden!!
StartIntroduction to Building the System (2:06)
Start1/2" vs. 3/4" Pipe (3:34)
StartCutting Pipe (4:50)
StartTee's, Elbows & End Caps (6:16)
StartDrilling holes (2:31)
StartPipe for Row Crops - 6 inches (6:28)
StartPipe for individual crops - A hole for each plant (4:35)
StartCleaning out holes/taping them shut (3:04)
StartWrap up of Building the System (1:04)
A quick warning for those of you who's garden has a slope. PVC drip systems don't deal well with big changes in slope in a garden. Slopes cause uneven water pressure in the pipes and you will have some areas getting too much water and others not enough. So if you garden is on a hill side or drops more than 2 or 3 inches over 50 feet you may want to consider a different watering option.