A simple and effective watering system can be made using a raised bucket or drum attached to sprinkler hose. If you’re gardening in an area with limited access to water, this is a good option. Try this bucket irrigation system to save you water. Ideally, set up one bucket system per bed.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Strong bucket. If you can buy one with a tap on the side so much the better
- Plastic tap
- Length drip irrigation hose
- Bricks or logs to raise the bucket
HOW TO DO IT
- Drill a hole in the side of the bucket. Using a sharp knife, enlarge it bit by bit until the tap can be squeezed into it.
- Place the bucket on logs next to the bed.
- Attach the hose to the tap and lay it evenly across the surface of the bed.
- Plug the end of the hose with the stopper. Fill the bucket with water and turn tap on.
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