It's easy to add extra Blumats to your Blumat System! And 50 extra Blumats give you a wide range of options when it comes to expanding your system. The Tropf-Blumat (5") is a soil moisture sensor that automatically supplies plants with water via thin (usually 3mm) tubing. Each plant, potted plant, or cluster of plants requires at least 1 adjusted Tropf-Blumat to the plant(s) individual needs. However, bigger containers and large plots require more sensors and/or distribution drippers. If you use a lot of soil or have large pots, you may also want to consider Blumat Maxis (9") to measure deeper soil moisture levels.
How it works
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 the soil is
sufficiently moist, pressures equalize, and the Tropf Blumat
automatically stops taking in water.
Blumat Outdoor Sensor in the Deck and Planter Set covers an area 12
inches in diameter. To expand and customize your own system, add
additional Supply Hoses, Outdoor Sensors, and Distributor Drippers.
PLEASE NOTE: Tropf Blumat systems do not include a Pressure Reducer. You will need this if you are connecting your system to a threaded spigot, such as your hose/home water supply or the spigot on a rain barrel or reservoir. The Pressure Reducer is in 'Related Products' below. This system does not include a water source. See 5-gallon Reservoirs below, sold with or without thru-hulls installed. Let us know if we can help you select the right products for your custom irrigation system!