It is always impossible to use the bottle version. Full watering, he can not replace. In addition, drip irrigation can not be used for glossy and heavy soils. The design simply can not function in such conditions.
Preparing for the organization of watering in the greenhouse through bottles
The main material for the organization of drip irrigation are plastic bottles. Before work it is necessary to determine their optimum size. It depends on the type of culture, as some plants require more intensive irrigation, while others need less moisture. Also in this issue is to rely on the climate of the region and the frequency of visits to the hothouse by the summer owner.
Required tools for work:
- Plastic bottles;
- A piece of cotton or kapron fabric;
It is inconvenient to use bottles of small size. You will often have to pay a visit to the hotbed for topping up the liquid. It is most appropriate to choose a capacity of 1.5 or 2 liters. If the cultures are very fond of moisture, then you have to use a large 5 liters of a bottle. But the big dimensions are uncomfortable.
In a greenhouse, water is consumed much faster than outside. But at the same time, it is possible to obtain crops more quickly, which compensates for significant fluid costs.
Many people are interested in the purpose of the fabric in drip irrigation. And the fact is that often holes in bottles are clogged with earth and water can not pass and fully fulfill its functions. The fabric is wound around the outside of the bottle, and it becomes a kind of filter.
You should also consider the number of holes in the bottle in advance. Everything depends on the properties of the soil. If it absorbs moisture poorly, then you need to make more holes.
The holes can be made with a hot nail or an awl. The bottles themselves should be installed with the calculation for one plant one container. But for crops that do not really like moisture, you may only need one bottle for several seedlings.
Different methods of drip irrigation with a bottle of their own hands
There are 4 options for organizing drip irrigation independently at home. One way is to completely bury the bottle in the ground. At the same time, it is necessary to determine the capacity by the bottom downwards.
Stages of drip irrigation installation with full instillation of packaging:
- A hole is found outside or between each seedling. Its diameter is equal to the diameter of the container, and the depth is from 10 to 15 cm.
- 3-4 cm from the neck of the bottle should remain on the outside. Therefore, before instillation it is important to measure this interval.
- Next you need to make holes in the bottle, without touching the upper gauges.
- The next step is winding the bottle with a cloth.
- Then, put the bottle in the ground and bury it.
- The neck should also cover the fabric so that no extra garbage gets into it.
The next way is to drop the bottle into the ground with the neck pointing down. For the organization of this option, the openings in the container must be simply made from the other side. Holes are made in the lid itself. It will be necessary to cut off the bottom of the bottle. Digging holes with this method is a little simplified.
When the bottle is completely immersed in the ground to prevent evaporation of moisture, you can put a lid on the neck. In doing so, it is necessary to make holes in it so that the container does not shrink when all the water is gone.
The third way is to suspend the bottle above the crops. Preparation of the bottle in this case is similar to the second method. It is necessary to open the lid and cut the bottom. At the bottom of the tank you need to make a pair of through holes. Next is the installation of the bottle at a distance of 35 to 50 cm from the soil. It is important that watering does not come to the leaves, but to the stems.
Watering in the greenhouse through plastic bottles( video)
Drip irrigation is very popular among summer residents. This is a cheap option, which you can organize yourself. In addition, it does not require constant attention and care. You can pour water into the bottles and leave for a week, and at this time the plants will be evenly fed with moisture.