This kit provides an easy, fast, and water-saving way to water a 15 gallon fabric pot. No timers, batteries, or electricity required! This system utilizes a Blumat carrot (sensor) to automatically water and monitor the moisture levels in your garden soil, along with a Maxi long (9") carrot in order to water the soil at a lower depth. This kit also includes distribution drippers to be attached to the 5" sensor in order to evenly spread out the moisture for your top layer of soil. This insures a more even distribution of moisture throughout the pot.
Water source needs to be above the garden for a gravity system. For a pressure system running off a faucet or garden hose, simply add a Blumat Pressure Reducer.
What You Might Need (Not included in kit):
- Connection to your water source (either thru-hull bulkhead fitting for gravity systems, a pressure reducer, or a Blumat pump for larger systems)
- 8mm Supply tube to connect your water source to your Blumats
-Down stakes or 3mm tubing
- Fittings (tee's, elbows, couplers, etc...)
The Tropf Blumat self-watering system functions automatically. As the soil dries, a vacuum and hydro-static pressure, coupled with a spring-loaded gating mechanism, pulls water from the main line. When your soil is sufficiently moist, pressures equalize, and the Tropf Blumat automatically stops water flow. Essentially, water will seep through your BluSoak hose only when your plants need it, thanks to Blumat technology. For a gravity-fed system, you'll need a reservoir.