Watering growbags

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jarigo

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Watering growbags
« on: February 14, 2013, 14:03 »
I grow my tomatoes in growbags and wonder if these watering system kits with the 10 litre bags that you hang up in the greenhouse any good .

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Re: Watering growbags
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 16:37 »
They are OK'ish. Fiddly to get a balanced flow and I went back to the watering can.  Probably most use if you are away and leaving watering to a neighbour/family member-just fill up the bag!

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Re: Watering growbags
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 08:34 »
Many thanks moose. As they are not very expensive I will maybe give them a try.

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Re: Watering growbags
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 11:01 »
ive used a piece of water pipe, drilled with small holes and threaded through the back of the growbag, a 90o corner piece then a upright lenght of pipe..funnel in the top  and water into that.

adds water direct into the bag,

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Re: Watering growbags
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 20:27 »
Hi Wiltshire Worms I use grow pots for most of the time. The watering system I am talking about is for watering plants if I am away for long weekend etc.Many thanks for your input.

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Re: Watering growbags
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 20:52 »
I bought a couple of "portable outdoor showers" for 3.99 each from Lidl last year and used these.  I connected a drip hose to the tap and filled them up every time I visited the greenhouse. 

The downside is that the water does heat up a bit, but my tomatoes didn't seem to mind too much!
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Re: Watering growbags
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 09:12 »
Have you tried these..
http://www.hozelock.com/autowateringvideos/automatic-watering-2.html
Really effective. Massive 15 litre reservoir.



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