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Old August 27, 2019   #8
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Madison, OH, zone 6
Posts: 392

Originally Posted by Lee View Post
This works pretty well in my opinion.

One of the challenges I've encountered is getting the soil less potting mix evenly moistened. A drip emitter at the base of the plant just seems to wet the soil within a small diameter as the water just flows straight down to the bottom of the container.
I don't have good data on how much horizontal distribution there is.

So, if possible, I use spray emitters that cover a wider area, and run them for less time.

I have similar issues with my 15 gal grow bags. I tried Rain Bird 180 & 360 deg emitters but my 550gph pump would not make more than one flow correctly so I ended up resorting to hand watering for my 7 tomato & 4 pepper plants. Perhaps I'll get this figured out for next season.

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