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Drip irrigation for planters and veggie boxes

Nancy Sutherland
9 months ago

New to drip irrigation and not too sure where to start. I'd like to include 4 window boxes, 3 railing boxes and 6 long raised veggie boxes in the back yard (see second photo, outlined in white where they are now). I have hose hookups on both sides of the house.
* Should I use 2 separate systems?
* Will water flow to the top floor boxes be affected where they are up so high?
* How do I know what size hose to use?
* How many emitters per box?
* I've read mixed things, can I winterize the system so I don't have to disconnect all of the tubing over the winter (I live in Eastern Canada- it gets darn cold!)

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