would love advice on a drip system plan - watering
I'm finally going to do this!
I have a balcony that's on the second floor - with nothing below it.
It gets a lot of sun and very good air circulation so keeping anything moist is a nightmare!
I have no water hookup, but I do have a power outlet!
I have 2 coco-fiber baskets on the railing (assorted flowers), and 2 other plastic boxes that i am going to place at the base of the railing (hoping to plant herbs in these), and one outdoor Chinese Elm bonsai tree.
I have one of those storage containers that have the bench top.
I bought a fountain pump that has an 8 ft shutoff.
I am going to buy a 5 gal bucket to place inside the storage container (and fill with water).
I plan to drill a hole in the back of the container where I will run the power cable for the pump and the 1/2" tubing from the fountain pump to the outside.
I'm going run the 1/2" tubing down the length of the balcony and then pipe off of it to the individual containers using the drip system components you see in home depot.
The pump has a 16 foot power cord which will be more than long enough to snake the opposite way of the water tube and plug into the outlet.
I'm going to get a timer to control when it goes on.
I think it all sounds good in theory, but I'm sure someone out there has experience with this!