*Note: Due to differences in roll size, the 15 mil drip tape included in this kit does not work in conjunction with our Drip Tape Layer Attachment for the Wheel Hoe. If you wish to be able to lay drip tape with the Wheel Hoe, please see our 8 mil Drip Tape Irrigation Kit.
Our 15 mil Drip Irrigation Tape is the best way to consistently water perennials and other long-term crops around your garden or homestead. It works great in situations where the tape will not need to be moved every year or every season. Use on perennials such as asparagus, blackberries, blueberries and many more. It also works great for those people who like to reuse drip tape from their vegetable garden year after year. Due to the increased thickness and durability, this tape can be recycled or left in the ground for up to 5 years.
Drip Tape allows you to use less water while watering more effectively. This is because you are only placing water directly where your plants need it — at the roots. Because you’re not watering the leaves, disease pressure and pest pressure will be greatly reduced.
Each roll of our 15 mil Drip Irrigation Tape includes 750 feet of drip tape with emitters spaced every 12 inches. The 12″ emitters work great for transplanting because the emitters indicate the plant spacing for you. For example, if you want berry plants at 2 ft. spacing, then put a plant on top of every other emitter. When planting seeds or transplants closer than 12″ spacing, the water output of the emitters is great enough to cover the spaces between emitters.
Our 15 mil Drip Irrigation Tape also makes it really easy to fertilize your garden while you water it, saving you time and energy. By installing a Fertilizer Injector between the spigot and your Drip Irrigation system, you can easily inject water soluble fertilizer into your watering system so that you feed your plants while you water them.
15 mil Drip Irrigation Tape Requirements:
Pressure – Requires a flow rate between 0.4 to 8 gallons per minute. To calculate your flow rate, simply record the time (in minutes that it takes to fill a 5 gallon bucket with water. Then divide 5 by the time above to obtain your gallon per minute rate. For example, if it takes 30 seconds (0.5 minutes) to fill a 5 gallon bucket, your flow rate is 10 gallons per minute because:
5 gal / 0.5 min = 10 gal/min
Row length – Our Drip Tape can be used on a maximum row length of 100 ft. at 8 psi. We don’t recommend using on rows longer than 100 feet. If rows are too long, water will not be equally distributed throughout the Drip Tape along the row.
Row number – With a flow rate of 5 gallons per minute, our Drip Tape can support 1,250 feet of Drip Tape. That’s the equivalent of 30 rows that are 40 feet long. To calculate how much Drip Tape your system can support, first calculate your flow rate based on the example above. Then divide your flow rate by 5 and multiply that number times 1,250 ft. For example, if your flow rate is 8 gallons per minute, the maximum length of tape your system can support is 2,000 ft. because:
(8 gal/min) / (5 gal/min) x 1,250 ft. = 2,000 ft.