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I'm setting up irrigation for a 13 x 3 ft raised bed. Do I want to just run drip lines, or do I want to plug in emmitters, like bubblers or something? I've done drip irrigation for potted plants before, with 1/4 inch tubing and a stake with a bubbler, but with it being a garden bed would it be simpler and just as good to just use the drip line stuff that is the tubing with holes in it?

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For long straight runs, I like to use pvc pipe with holes drilled into it (cap on one end, hose adapter on the other).  It's been a while since I've had raised beds, so I don't have any now, but we had huge gardens as I was growing up and used it then too. Super easy and works well. It used to be inexpensive; I haven't priced pvc recently though.

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49 minutes ago, Jentrovert said:

For long straight runs, I like to use pvc pipe with holes drilled into it (cap on one end, hose adapter on the other).  It's been a while since I've had raised beds, so I don't have any now, but we had huge gardens as I was growing up and used it then too. Super easy and works well. It used to be inexpensive; I haven't priced pvc recently though.

I actually have bits and pieces laying around....took two tries to come up with a trellis idea that worked, lol. I may consider doing this. I think I even have the hose adaptor. (I have a LOT of extra PVC bits and pieces from last years epic redo of the irrigation system....one of my goals for summer is to sit down for two hours with all of it and a margarita and/or coffee and get it sorted)

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44 minutes ago, Ktgrok said:

I actually have bits and pieces laying around....took two tries to come up with a trellis idea that worked, lol. I may consider doing this. I think I even have the hose adaptor. (I have a LOT of extra PVC bits and pieces from last years epic redo of the irrigation system....one of my goals for summer is to sit down for two hours with all of it and a margarita and/or coffee and get it sorted)

It has worked really well for us. I just lay them on top of whatever mulch I'm using and leave it there. Very easy. Even better if you already have the supplies. 😊

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