Irrigation in a High Tunnel

Irrigation in a High Tunnel

Depending on what you are growing in your high tunnel, there are a good number of ways to effectively supply the right amount of water to your plants.

Row Crops in a High Tunnel enjoy a relatively weed-free environment when watered with Aqua-Traxx drip tape. Tape has been the product of choice for commercial farmers and backyard gardeners for years. Easy to install, it effectively delivers a uniform distribution of water for rows up to hundreds of feet long. Depending on the needs of your crops, Emitter Tubing and Soaker Dripline (limited by row length) are two other possibilities in a greenhouse or high tunnel.

Cut Flower Production can be aided with overhead irrigation using the Ein Dor Mini Sprinkler or the Inverted Mini Wobbler. Both of these small sprinklers can be installed into tubing or PVC pipe and hung upside down from above. Trellis wire running down the center of the tunnel's length will act as a support to which the pipe or tubing can be affixed. The Inverted Mini Wobblers cover a fairly large area, so one or two may be enough for your entire greenhouse or high tunnel. On the other hand, multiple Ein Dor Mini Sprinklers will be required to cover that same area. Ein Dor Mini Sprinklers.

Seed Propagation Beds will benefit from using the 4-Way Fogger with Anti-Drip. This versatile product is great for seed propagation, leafy greens, or general greenhouse and high tunnel humidification. The anti-drip feature prevents dripping on delicate seedlings after the system shuts off. The Tornado Mister and the Cool Breeze Misting Nozzle are also good products that will do the job. All of these misters can be attached to mainline tubing suspended overhead in various ways or threaded into our 12" or 18" Rigid Riser stakes connected to a line (at table level).

Container Stock can be effectively watered with the aid of the Woodpecker Multi-Outlet Dripper Assembly, allowing you to split the flow of one Woodpecker emitter into 4 or 8 containers. In rows of large containers, Pressure Compensating Shrubblers will provide uniform coverage.

So whether you're looking to provide an ideal environment for your row crops or just extend your growing season, DripWorks has the high tunnel greenhouse and all the products you need to make that dream come true.

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