Gravity Drip Irrigation

photo of gravity drip irrigation setup in a straw bale garden

We have been searching for a way to easily recycle water from the kitchen. A grey water system is on our wishlist, but in the meantime a bucket with drip irrigation will do the trick. We decided to try this with our row of vegetables growing in strawbales. It took 3 trips to the store and 1 small argument to get the parts just right. The bucket is hanging on a plant bracket attached to the side of the 4X4 post that was already in place for our backyard sail shade.


  • Bucket
  • Bulk Head Union (Lead Free – 1/2 in)
  • Male Adapter (1/2″ X 3/4″)
  • Hose Adapter (1/2″)
  • 2 ft Tubing
  • In-Line On/Off Valve
  • 13 ft Tubing
  • 12 – 0-10 GPH Adjustable Drippers
  • End Plug


Here are a few helpful links that I researched to get us started:
Chapin Living Waters
Big Picture Agriculture
Bucket Irrigation

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