Plants require water to grow, produce, and survive. One of the methods of getting water to your plants is through drip irrigation. Also known as trickle irrigation, drip irrigation is a method of getting water to plants through a series of thin PVC pipes and emitters.
As the name suggests, the water is released slowly in “drips” or “trickles”. This is done through emitters, usually placed close to where the plant roots are.
Drip irrigation helps the farmer or gardener with the opportunity to conserve water and cut on labour that might be required when doing manual irrigation.
In this article, we will take an in-depth look at how drip irrigation works.