Automated Gardening: Drip Irrigation System
It would seem that there is a large unexpected monetary barrier to organic indoor drip-irrigation-gardening: I need 3/4 inch ID Tygon tubing (a culinary grade tubing) for my 12V 350GPH submersible pump; however, it is about half a grand per 50ft (smallest order I could find in my 1.5 hrs of googling).
So after I get a steady job, I think I’ll definitely start this project.
The parts list is as follows:
- Mylar grow tent — check
- LED indoor grow light (about 75 watts) –check
- Outlet Timer — check
- Soil dryness sensor — around 11 dollars for a “Thirsty plant” sensor
- Arduino — check
- Solid State Relay — check
- 12V Submersible Pump — check
- bucket of tap water — check
- Tygon Tubing (with holes for drip-irrigation) — about 500 dollars per 50ft
- Air Filter (to mitigate fungus spores, airborne chemicals, and to help circulate air) — check
- AND plants of course