Water Wisdom: An Introduction to Vegetable Garden Irrigation

Vegetable gardens usually need about 1 inch of water (630 gallons per 1,000 square feet) per week in the form of rain or irrigation during the growing season. If you are planning on planting a vegetable garden, you will want to make sure your plants get the water they need. Will drip irrigation work? Do you need something simple or do you want more complex? You have a variety of choices when it comes to irrigation in your garden. So how do you know where to begin? Below, you will find some helpful tips that can help you decide how to best irrigate your garden. Vegetable garden irrigation needs not to be confusing or time consuming, so take a peek!

Why choose irrigation?
There are several great reasons for choosing drip irrigation. This way your water is directed right to where it needs to go. Plants that are watered by a drip system also get less in the way of diseases. Another bonus? You’ll have fewer weeds.

Is irrigation more convenient?
Yes. Put your system on automatic timer so it runs when you need.

Is an irrigation system easy to install?
Yes again! Lawn-sprinkling systems have an antisiphon valve. This valve is used for preventing toxins from entering the water supply of your home.

Creating a drip irrigation system for a vegetable garden can simply be a matter of transforming an existing lawn-watering system into a drip system for a vegetable bed. This can be done with a few pieces of easy-to-find equipment and on a small budget.

Irrigating your vegetable garden might be a great option for you. So head to your local home improvement store to get started!

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