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Off-Grid Drip Irrigated Hyrdoponic 5 Gallon Barrel System

so I’ve started the off-grid drip irrigation hydroponics system to day so let me show you how it works I’ve got a 60 Gallon Barrel here
filled with about 50 Gallons of water and I have the battery operated automatic timer it allows me to set it by 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours or daily
and set the length of time it runs, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes etc
So I can control how much water is running into it and I’ve gott it dripping into all these pots
and I’ve got these SureToGrow mini hail cubes that soak up the water I’m probably going to have to stake these so they don’t get blown over by the wind I think this is a good start
we’ll see how it works
I’ll keep you updated I’ve also got a 90 degree pvc connection
that allows me to use as a funnel
I poured 50 gallons of water in here by the bucket
and I have a line about right here
so now I know how far to fill it up next time
I can just spray the water in with a hose
and put my nutrients in
I should be good to go.
So we’ll see how this works.
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  1. Kang Zumwalt Author

    it's a drip to waste system, I'm only planning to drip a couple to 3 times per day and I'll probably put a drain hole somewhere under the level of the bottom of the root cup to let it drain off


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