How do I make a cheap, fairly simple irrigation system for my garden using a 90 gallon plastic tank or pond?

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question by babeboomer: How do I make a cheap, fairly simple irrigation system for my garden using a 90 gallon plastic tank or pond?
Need to know how to lay everything out and the equipment needed such as soaker hoses, etc. The plastic tank is a water storage tank I intend to collect rain water in but since that may not be enough, I could incorporate it to work with my rubber- lined fishpond so that it would be tank to pond to soaker hoses in garden.

Any ideas would be helpful.
I need details from below the house roof, where I will collect the rain runoff, all the way to the garden which is about70 feet away. I plan on using the 90 gallon tank to collect the rain runoff. The pond is across from the garden. All 3 areas are triangle from one another.

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Answer by Cubby
Put tank centrally locased on side of garden, On bottom of tank put a shorat length of hose, a shut off valve, another short length of hose that reaches the ground, a tee. On each side of tee a short lengh of hose, a tee for each row. ON center discharge of tee run a length of soaker hose length of row.
From pond you’ll have to have a pump and hose enough to fill tank.
I would fill tank from faucet on house as it would be clean water. Pond water will probably have chemicals in it to retard algea growth. If you have fish in it (the pond), the water could be used as fertilizer. But you would be filling the pond all the time when you drain out water to fill tank for garden.
You would still have to put chemical in pond all the time for algea if yoyu do that.
If it rained all the time or at least every other day it would be a wonderful way to water your garden!

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