The Irrigation

SO popular wisdom prescribes 1 gallon of water, per vine, per day for the first 6 weeks. We’re in a crazy drought currently- so I decided to cut the plants to 1/3 of a gallon per day per vine- and I was watering them by hand with a can every morning…not sustainable. 


We installed a water-budgeting drip irrigation system over this last weekend. Got all the stuff from Orchard Supply Hardware. We’re using RainDrip line and heads. 

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We’ve got 1 Gallon Per Hour Compression Drip TIps on vine.

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Im running them straight from a main 5/8″ line into the back of their housings. 

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Basically wrapped 1 long line around the entirety of the vineyard and ran 1/4″ lines off to each vine.

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Ran it underground a few inches when it came to walkways. 

SO thats our irrigation system! We’re running it for 22 minutes each morning at 6:00AM, so they’re each still getting 1/3 of a gallon per day.