Automatic/timer watering system for greenhouse
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I know it may seem a bit early to be thinking about this however I’m the eternal optimist and hoping to get away on holiday at some point in 2021 so starting to make plans for the garden now!
I have an 8x6 greenhouse which is used solely for tomatoes. We tend (non Covid times) to be away for 2/3 weeks in both mid May and late September. Previously family members have kindly watered our tomatoes while we were gone however due to life limiting illnesses on both sides we don’t think it’s at all fair to ask for help in future and have been looking at automatic watering systems.
We have in the past planted the tomatoes in both grow bags and also in large shallow plastic buckets (empty cattle mineral containers). We don’t have a preference about planting so would go with whatever was best suited to the irrigation system.
I’ve looked at a hozelock system however would be grateful for any insight from anyone who has used something similar before.
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let me know if need more info and I will get him to explain it mor
Atkins since 2004 - 8 stone loss maintaining
Although your greenhouse won't be affected by rain, you could easily add a double water if its been particulary hot that day or skip a watering if its been cool and cloudy. There are also waterproof smart sockets now, great for operating a greenhouse heater or pond pump. Im ashamed to admit I can operate quite alot of my garden remotely and see it all on a cheap outdoor camera.
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thank you all, lots for me to mull over now (and plenty time to plan!)
I read one review where it said the 45 degree angle from the tap may cause a problem.
Assuming it might is there an adapter to go from a hozelock fitting to 3/4" female screw thread?