Blumat systems can adjust to any plant type or desired moisture level. This specific kit comes with 5" carrots, which are better for smaller potted plants (10 gallons at most). If you have large plants (10+ gallon pots), we recommend using 9" carrots, or Maxis, to get water deep into the soil. Automatically water a 4' x 8' raised bed with just a rain barrel or water reservoir (water reservoir not included; see related products below). Kit includes Blumat carrots for big plants in half the space and small, row crops in the other half - 4 x 4' for things like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, squash and 4 x 4' for things that grow closer together like carrots, lettuce, radish.
This Kit Includes:
- 8 Tropf Blumat carrots (5")
- 16 distribution drippers
- 4 distribution dripper - end pieces
- 30 feet of 8mm tubing
- 20 feet of 3mm tubing
- 4 tee splitters
- 5 elbow splitters
- 1 Quick Connect with on/off valve (3mm to 3mm)
- 1 Quick Connect with on/off valve (8mm to 8mm)
- 2 shut-off valves
- 1 rain barrel/gravity tank connector and installation instructions
Increase your yields and decrease grow times. Our fully-automatic, self-watering systems save time, water, and nutrients — and still ensure healthier, more potent, and faster-growing crops.
This kit includes eight, 5” carrots and all the parts required for a gravity-fed system. Reservoirs should be at least 3' above ground-level. If your reservoir does not have a thru-hull installed, you will have to drill a hole into your reservoir bucket and install a thru-hull piece. For our customers' convenience, we also sell 5-gallon reservoirs with thru-hulls already installed.
Tropf Blumat system is great for watering balcony boxes, planters,
hanging baskets, and row crops. It fulfills the needs of the plants on
an individual basis, regardless of their location, light levels, or
plant type. Our systems save your plants from excessive and improper
watering. Tropf Blumat system are ideal for plant groupings
that require consistent moisture, such as vegetable gardens, bushes,
flower beds, grow bags and greenhouse containers. Not only do your
plants receive the right amount of water, slow and consistent dripping
ensures that your plants receive warmed water, avoiding shock.
This Deck and Planter Kit is a great way to start your customized irrigation system. The flexible system can be expanded to include up to 500 sensors if run off a pressure reducer. See 'Blumat Accessories' to expand our systems to your specific needs.
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: 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!