How to set up drip watering for container gardens

Make container gardening easy with these simple steps

A single emitter

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A single emitter

provides adequate water for pots up to 10 inches wide. An elbow fitting takes the tubing over the pot edge at a 90° angle; a U stake keeps the tubing and emitter in place.

Two emitters are attached to a T fitting

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Two emitters are attached to a T fitting

This configuration will water medium-size pots up to 15 inches wide. A notched stake holds the tubing in position.

A circle of emitter line

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A circle of emitter line

(with factory-installed emitters), held down by U stakes, will keep the soil moist in a large container such as this 20-inch-wide pot.

Multi-outlet emitter

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Multi-outlet emitter

(sometimes called a bubbler) can be used to thoroughly water the soil in a large container. It can be adjusted to change the spray.

Quarter-inch tubing

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Quarter-inch tubing 

hides along the base of a wooden planter, then follows a crack to the top of the container. (For brick or concrete walls, drill holes with a masonry bit and use masonry nails.)

For more information, go to Drip watering for containers.

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