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Ultra cheap and easy irrigation system using an old garden hose

Annette
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Re: ULTRA CHEAP AND EASY IRRIGATION SYSTEM USING AN OLD GARDEN HOSE

Thank you @Brad and @Andy_Mann - another mystery solved. Boy, it will actually sound like I know what I'm talking about when I next visit the hardware store :wink:

 

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Trying
Super Contributor

Re: ULTRA CHEAP AND EASY IRRIGATION SYSTEM USING AN OLD GARDEN HOSE

Hi@Annette, You are amazing - you have just delivered the perfect answer for me with your watering system. Thank you so much. I love reading your posts as you bring so much excitement and passion to Workshop. Good job!  Cheers

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Annette
Super Contributor

Re: ULTRA CHEAP AND EASY IRRIGATION SYSTEM USING AN OLD GARDEN HOSE

Thanks @Trying - greatly appreciated. I hope your watering system works as well as mine. It is going to make our lives so much easier this year in regard to watering the vegie patch. We have had a bit of rain each day for the last 3 days here so we really haven't had to water much at all. Yayyyyyyy

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Farside
Junior Contributor

Re: ULTRA CHEAP AND EASY IRRIGATION SYSTEM USING AN OLD GARDEN HOSE

@Annette

great job on the irrigation and very flexible as you change your garden around. One question ... how did you do those four post enclosures for the tomato plants?  I have some three post kits and found those pretty good.

 

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kowe76
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Re: Ultra cheap and easy irrigation system using an old garden hose

Great idea. Thanks

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rattle
Super Contributor

Re: Ultra cheap and easy irrigation system using an old garden hose

Love this!

I usually have to garden with a very small budget, so I'm looking forward to doing this with my bits and pieces and Bunnings will be able to deliver or click and collect the parts I don't have.

 

 

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Jason
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Community Manager

Re: Ultra cheap and easy irrigation system using an old garden hose

Many thanks for joining in the discussion @kowe76. Let us know if you need a hand with implementing this idea or any other project at your place. 

 

As you can see, we have loads of clever and creative members sharing helpful information, advice and inspiration on the site every day so we are really pleased you could join us.

 

Please let me know if you ever need a hand getting the most from the site.

 

Welcome,

 

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neejchee
Newbie

Re: Ultra cheap and easy irrigation system using an old garden hose

I know this is many years old, but I'm replying anyway to say thanks for the great ideas. I'm going to have to walk into bunnings with this to ask for help finding the T joints, because bunnings online search function is useless, but I'm definitely going to give this a shot for watering my fruit trees!

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Ultra cheap and easy irrigation system using an old garden hose

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @neejchee. It's fantastic to have you join us and many thanks for jumping into the conversation.

 

Here's the Pope 13mm Barbed Poly Tee you were looking for on the Bunnings website.

 

We look forward to following your irrigation project and encourage you to let us know if you need any help or would like to share it with us.

 

Mitchell

 

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Aussiebuoy
Junior Contributor

Re: Ultra cheap and easy irrigation system using an old garden hose

Hi @Annette

Firstly, congratulations on such an innovative and cost-effective solution for watering your vegetables.

Out of interest, did you fit a pressure reducer and/or filter to the garden tap?

Also, what is the distance from the tap to the end of your garden hose (ie, the maximum/total length of hose)?  Have you noticed a drop in pressure at the end of the irrigation hose?

Regards,

Aussiebuoy.

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