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Bucket Drip Kit – DIY

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I have recent found Bucket Drip Kit ideas on Pinterest and thought I would share some of my thoughts and my person DIY! A Bucket Drip system is a fairly simple method of making sure your plants are constantly watered, all you have to do is fill the buckets! A Bucket Drip system works similar to this Deep Watering post I made a long time ago.

So take a good look at the picture, you can see that the Bucket Drip Kit consists of a post, two buckets (you can use one or more, depends on your garden size), some irrigation hosing, water and of course a garden! We can not do much without a garden!

So here is my guide for you DIY Bucket Drip Kit.

What you will need:

  • A bucket or two, maybe more up to you
  • A post, fence or anything which you can use to suspend your buckets
  • One Fifty Foot Garden Hose, also depends on the size of your garden
  • A washer or caulking to create a water tight seal
  • A drill, and of course general gardening tools

Bucket Drip Kit - DIY

What you will do:

  • The first is to cut the garden hose in half
  • Drill a hole in the bottom of each bucket large enough for the garden hose to fit through
  • Feed your garden hose through the bucket and seal it with the washer or caulking
  • Hang your buckets from your post, optionally you can place a filter on top of each bucket to prevent bugs or dirt from getting in
  • Throughout your garden dig a small trench making sure to reach a plants roots, but do not disturb the roots
  • Lay your hose through the trenches.
  • Every six to twelve inches of the garden hose which will be buried, drill a hole straight through the garden hose
  • Cover your garden hose with dirt
  • Now fill your buckets with water and watch your garden flourish.

I feel as though this Bucket Drip Kit would be great for a vegetable garden. Each week you can fill your buckets with new water and plant fertiliser! This is what I love about the idea of a Bucket Drip Kit. Your garden can be continuously watered with any combination of water, plant food or any other concoction you can create for your garden.

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9 thoughts on “Bucket Drip Kit – DIY

  1. David says:

    What size hole to drill in the hoses?

    1. MrCompEng says:

      You want the holes be small enough that water does not gush out. I would say smaller than 1/8 inch.

      1. David says:

        Thanks, that answers my concern!

        1. Kyaw Zin says:

          Hi. Where can i buy it? thanks.

  2. Katie says:

    Would soaker hose work for this?

    1. Ken says:

      Some will most wont. You are better off getting a hose for a drip system or drilling the holes as suggested here.

  3. Marion de Wet says:

    Can I put the buckets on the ground?

    1. Dianna says:

      I suggest hanging the buckets, this allows gravity to pull the water down into the hoses!

  4. Mike says:

    What happens during heavy rainfall?

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