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Watering Kit for 2-6 Raised Garden Beds

LeakyPipe
(Code: Raised502)
This is a great deal for 50metres of LeakyPipe, Connections, & SupplyPipe. Ideal for raised garden beds, raised borders, raised troughs or planters.
number of raised beds :
supply pipe :
£ 89.51
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A comprehensive Kit to discreetly water up to 25m2 of raised beds or planters. Customise your kit by selecting sufficient connectors for 2-6 raised beds and choose between several options for supply pipe.



  1. This kit includes lots of push-fit 'elbow' connectors to help fit an irrigation system to existing raised beds, borders, planters and troughs. You will need non-leaking supply pipe to carry the water up and over the wall of your bed. You can choose supply pipe to be included in your kit, or use small amounts of 1/2" garden hosepipe, which will also work with the connectors. Once at soil level, the pipe size 'reduces' down to that of LeakyPipe.  The LeakyPipe can be laid on the surface or covered in mulch which helps water wicking away from the LeakyPipe. Arrange the LeakyPipe around your plants. Moisture spreads outwards for about 12 inches / 30cm either side. If you need to branch the LeakyPipe within the bed, 'tee' connectors are included, as are 'plugs' for the ends of LeakyPipe. A nail-in pipe clip keeps the pipe neatly in place on top of the wall of your raised bed / border. Lastly, a quick-connect hose-snap connector will allow connection to your garden hose.  

    This Kit includes 50m roll of LP12H LeakyPipe, which is designed to be ideal for general purpose watering, working up to 50metres from the barbed connections.
     It has proven to last in excess of ten years.

    How to customise your kit.
     1. select the number of raised beds you have
     2  select if you would like any supply pipe (size and length). The fittings will be adjusted to ensure they are compatible with your selection.
     3. Double check the total area of your beds do not exceed 25m2 - this will ensure that 50m of LeakyPipe at 50cm spacing is sufficient for your beds.


    Items included:- 

    50m roll of LeakyPipe LP12H Porous Rubber Hose..
    1 of 16-16-16 Tee.  (Allows branching of your supply network)
    2  of 16 plugs.   (A tidy way of sealing supply pipe or garden hose).
    2  of 12-12 connectors.  (To connect Leaky-Leaky, a useful repairer).
    1  of HoseSnap to 16mm single straight connector (quick snap-on connection to regular garden hose)
    1 of 16mm tee adaptor  (to allow quick snap-on connection to 2 lengths of supply pipe)

    Each bed will get an additional set of:
    1 of 16-16-16 tee. (To branch supply pipe up behind your bed)
    3 of 16 elbows (To bring supply pipe neatly over the wall of the raised bed)
    1 of 16-12 reducer (To reduce pipe size to that of LeakyPipe)
    1 of 12-12-12 tee (To branch LeakyPipe within the bed)
    2 of 12 plugs (to seal the end of LeakyPipes)
    1 of nail-in pipe clip (To keep supply pipe neatly in place on top of the retaining wall)



  2. Imagine this.   Firstly, find a way of running the Supply tubing onto all the places you wish to water.  Use the Tee connection fittings and a pair of cutters, to tailor the tubing to give you a "Distribution Network" to carry the water to where you will be connecting the Leaky Pipe with the reducing connections.  Run the LeakyPipe near to the plants, - (within 30-50cm as the water will spread laterally) and plug the ends.
    (See this Video about fittings).  

    LeakyPipe works by wicking water into the soil it contacts and therefore works best if hoed into the topsoil or "on-the-surface" & covered by mulch.


    A typical domestic water source is usually capable of charging 200-300metres of Leaky Pipe at one time. So you can do a surprising large area of discreet watering with very little effort.    If you have a few minutes, why not have a look at our videos about system design, on the next tab.  They should help you with your ideas.

    Just a guide.  In the growing season, 30-60minutes of watering per day is a good starting setting for your timer.  Then tune it to your needs.
  3. See this narrated video on system concepts and design.

    Or this silent Video about LeakyPipe layout in Gardens.