Sunday, February 12, 2012

A new automatic watering system

It is quite timely that we put automatic watering system in place with current hot spell.  Johoreans will talk about a stretch of windy, dry and hot spell for two weeks or so, then wind gets stronger right into March. Pasir Gudang International Kite Fest will be held on 15th February to 19th February 2012 to make full use of the strong wind.  Izmar came and put up the system last week. Nadzion, Khairul and a few others came too to discuss about the 2000 chili plant project. Automatic watering system was topic of the day. Suzana even suggested using monsoon drain water.... which will be feasible once eco-trail project roll out.

This is a different sprinkler, where water come out from long plastic tube through tiny holes.  It somehow cool down the temperature around garden plot, wet the soil and I am sure plants love it. It's twice daily, morning and evening. The system is about a water tank, a pump, electronic timer and many pipes....

automatic watering system: our garden in Johor


automatic watering system: bangchik and kakdah helper!


Our nephew Hakim and wife Aida came last week with their three young children, Ain, Adam and Ayu. Ain came out and play with the jet of water, when it was switched on..., the other two, a bit young to bother.... I am Tok Lang to them, but somehow Ain and Adam resort to their own version "atok"...... To Ain, it was fun walking through water jets, as if water wouldn't touch her.... and she kept asking "apa ni?" or  "what's this?"  

bangchik and kakdah
johor

23 comments:

  1. You always have the most interesting irrigation systems...your plants have to be so very happy to receive such good care! Children and water...an excellent combination!

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    1. This irrigation system is popular among veggie growers. Mine is small scale.... yea, children love water!

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  2. We had used this kind of method back then when I was taking class of vegetable production. Kind of ok if the place is full with vegies. It just if it is not being watched, the place will be flooded.

    The kids must be thinking "it's raining". Good for them to play in the 'rain' without thunderstorm.

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    1. I wong
      ~ We have used drip system before.... Since we are growing mostly vegetables, plots arranged in grid form, so we consider this system the most appropriate. Yea, children love the idea that rain shoot up from the ground!!

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  3. This is nice, i am sure this works wonderfully with busy people whose time is more precious than watering plants themselves.

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    1. It's most useful when we have to be away...

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  4. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. What do you think, if I would republished some of these articles in our news sections or on the site? It’s mainly a site for organic seeds and Garden seeds, but I think a lot of them simply love every part of the world and would enjoy reading your blog. Let me know.
    Thanks!

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    1. What I wrote is for everyone. Of course you can publish what is appropriate and please put the link to my blog, or at least put bangchik and kakdah as the original writer, TQ

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  5. Teringat masa kecik2 dulu... main-main dalam hujan, seronok!! :D

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    1. memang..... seronok main hujan satu hal, bila masuk rumah dengan basah kuyup terus kena marah satu hal lagi.

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  6. As-salam
    I enjoy your blog very much since I like planting flowers and vegetables too. How much does the automatic watering system cost? Could you kindly let me know the garden size that the system is able to cover. TQ.

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    1. It's not too expensive, within 500 RM we can get a decent system. I dont think garden size matters much. A portable system can be assembled with old pail as water tank, ordinary water hose as pipes,.... depending on how creative we can be. We can also improvise aquarium set to suit for watering system for garden.

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  7. It's a good idea!. Did you did it yourself? A more information will be helpful to us. ;)

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    1. with a little help from my friend..... I will write about automatic watering system soon....

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  8. enjoy - more time for doing other stuff in and out of the garden.

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  9. This is brilliant, very useful to beat the heat this summer! :-)

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  10. I have written a brief article that highlights the benefits of using mulch to conserve soil moisture, like the auto water sprinkler. And also other ways it can save you time in the garden. Click on my profile id to find the article link.

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  11. Assalamualaikum.
    I have read your blog and I'm intrested.
    How much water does it consume to moist all the soil?

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  12. I didn't really check with this open sprinkling system. The last experience with growing chili using fertigation technique, a plant consume 1.5 litre a day.

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  13. Automatic watering system really helpful, I know a Farben brand,
    very high performance

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    1. thank you... i will explore the potential of farben brand.

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  14. i wonder how much does it cost for the automatic fertigation system for 1 acre....

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