|On our front deck, we've got two five-gallon buckets that we use as simple reservoirs in a gravity-fed system. We started by drilling holes in the buckets that are about the same size as our fittings (see next picture).|
|We made ours two layers thick and stuck it on the tube fitting like so.|
|Last year it didn't leak, but this year it makes a slow drip...almost exactly at the rate we want for our watering. So, not being perfectionists, we'll just position the fitting over the edge of the garden!|
|At the end of the tube, we folded it over and pinched it shut with a clamp. There are probably more elegant ways to do it, but this works.|
|Oops! We made this one too big. Be careful not to do this. Also be careful not to cut yourself, or you'll have to make the rest of the holes while clenching a piece of toilet paper in your other hand.|
Have you set up a drip irrigation system for your own garden? How have you maintained a proper drip rate? Tell us about it in the comments section below!