My friend Erik recently planted a new vegetable garden at his new house, but now he’s off traveling. So right before he left I helped him install drip irrigation that will take care of his plants while he’s gone — and beyond.

Here’s what his garden looked like before the installation:

And here is what the garden looked like after the install, with the new irrigation running:

It occurred to me that you might also want to set up a drip system for your vegetables or be curious to see how we set up Erik’s so we filmed some of the work. I didn’t cover every single step; rather, I showed the most important steps and noted a few techniques to make the process go smoothly.

Have a watch:

Here is Erik’s garden on June 12, a couple weeks after the drip installation. It grew very well while he was out of town:

Have any questions? Ask in the comments below. 

For more on how to run a drip system automatically, see this post: “The easiest automatic irrigation.”

For how long and often to run drip on vegetables, see this post: “How long to run drip irrigation on vegetables.”

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