Simple PVC Irrigation System for Raised Beds

 

simple pvc irrigation 1

simple pvc irrigation 1

Simple PVC irrigation systems are a great low cost way to water your garden.  I’m always on the lookout for different PVC irrigation designs, and when we went to a friend’s house for dinner recently, he showed me his very simple PVC system.  He has small, 8 foot raised beds that he buries a 2” PVC pipe about 6” under the soil.  The pipe has holes spaced laterally on both sides of the pipe to allow the water to seep into the soil.

simple pvc irrigation 2

simple pvc irrigation 2

Before burying the pipe, he puts a cap on one end and a 90 degree elbow on the other end.  In the elbow, he inserts a 3 to 4 foot extension that he then fills with water.  The water will slowly leak into the soil at the root zone of the plants—very ingenious.  There you have it, a very simple, but effective PVC system for small raise beds.

For more advanced PVC irrigation systems, check out this post on my own design and my review of the advanced Juab County system.

I’d love to hear about any PVC systems you’ve designed or used.  How did they work?

Larry Braley

About Larry Braley

Blessed husband to a wonderful, virtuous woman and father of five, a daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Raised on a midsize farm in the midwest during my childhood and early teen years. Moved away for several years to live the corporate life. Glad to be back in the country raising my family, teaching life skills and developing our mini-farm.
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