DIG’s GRWKIT-12 Home Grow Drip Kit can be used to grow up to 12 potted plants with any medium in small to large spaces, indoor or outdoor. The kit includes a 12-outlet manifold, micro tubing to extend the emitters to the plants, and 12, 1-GPH PC drip emitters with a check valve. When the water is shut off, the drip emitters stop dripping as pressure drops below 2.2 PSI, leading to less water waste and nutrient runoff. This concept is the most simple and advanced design for starting a drip system retrofitting a 1/2″ sprinkler riser. DIG’s GRWKIT-12 Home Grow Kit may be used as an individual kit to cover up to 12 pots or incorporated into a system with a substantially greater number of pots to grow herbs, strawberries, cannabis, tomatoes and more.
The 12, 1-GPH pressure compensating drip emitters provide even uniformity from each outlet at a pressure of up to 45 PSI. The kit includes 12 stakes to secure the micro tubing with the drip emitter to each pot, 12 converter barbs to connect the 1/4” micro tubing to the manifold and 100’ of 1/4” micro tubing to complete the installation.
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DIG’s Home Grow 12-Outlet Drip Kit can be used on a new installation or to retrofit an existing one. The 12-outlet manifold with 1/2″ FPT included in the kit is the most simple and advanced design for watering up to 12 plants in any environment, indoor or outdoor, from a 1/2″ pipe thread outlet. The kit uses 12 pressure compensating drip emitters with a built-in check valve that are attached the end of the micro tubing, and when the water is shut off, the drip emitters stop dripping as pressure drops below 2.2 PSI.
The12-Outlet Drip Kit may be used as an individual kit to cover up to 12 pots or incorporated into a system with a substantially greater number of pots to grow potted plants, including herbs, strawberries, cannabis, tomatoes and others.
The kits’ drip emitters apply water to the root zone area of the plant only, reducing pest problems associated with over watering. They provide even uniformity from each outlet, and the kit also includes 12 stakes to secure the micro tubing with the drip emitter to each pot, 12 converter barbs to connect the 1/4” micro tubing to the manifold and 100’ of 1/4” micro tubing to complete the installation.
The most common cause of early plant death is over-watering. Using drip irrigation can help sustain healthy plants by applying only a small amount of water directly to the plant root. Water in early morning before temperatures begin to rise, allowing excess moisture on leaves and topsoil to dry before fungal and other diseases can develop.
Pot-grown plants can dry out very quickly and may require a few watering intervals through the day to keep the soil moisture. This is due to a lighter and less compact potting soil with less water holding capacity that is most often used.
Installing the Home Grow Kits’ 12-outlet manifold onto a conventional 1/2” riser requires just a few simple steps. The most suitable use for the the kit is to water pots planted with herbs, strawberries, cannabis, tomatoes, roses or individual plants that can be irrigated more efficiently using a drip irrigation system.
One of the most common installation errors related to drip irrigation is using too few, and poorly spaced, drip emitters. Often only a single emitter is placed at the base of a newly planted potted plant. In light soil used with pots, a single drip emitter will only wet a very small area. Adding a second drip emitter gives a larger watering coverage with better root development. For this reason, it is especially important to place additional drip emitters around each plant, early in the plant’s life.