Irrigatia Solar Automatic watering systems (new
models under test)
We have parts to suport our exisitng cutomers
and still have some accessories. Contact us for parts by email.
Seephose - or leaky hose as it is sometimes
If you want to extend the water emission over a longer area then you
can use the Irrigatia Seephose Extension kit that connects directly onto
This is ideal for raised beds, seed trays or even tree root establishment.
You can connect up to 1m of seephose directly onto the dripper or a 2m
length with a dripper at either end.
The Irrigatia Seephose Extension kit comes with 12m of seep hose , 12
stoppers, 2 connectors and 12 stakes.
Seephose extension kit $47.00 Postage and packaging
$9.00. Rural delivery an additional $4.00 (NZ Post bag )
IRR-IC - Intensive Care Plant Feeder
fertiliser delivered automatically to your plants providing the water
and nutrients they require to be able to thrive.
Convenient, accurate and timely.
For best growth plants need a suitable environment - temperature, light,
CO2 and humidity. Compost or soil provides the root environment, which
needs a balance of air, water and nutrients for plants to thrive. It is
the last two ingredients the Irrigatia SOL kits and Irrigatia "Intensive
Care" (IC) are designed to provide. The SOL solar irrigation kit
waters every 3 hours. It waters more when it is sunny, when plants use
more water and fertiliser. Now with the IC kit connected, SOL kit can
provide the fertiliser too, exactly where and when the plants need it.
There are other ways to do it, but none of them provide the combination
of convenience, accuracy and timeliness that the Irrigatia system does.
The IC bag can be hung from a water barrel using the hooks provided or
it can be hung from a nearby wall. The top of the bag should be at a similar
height to the top of the barrel. It is better to hang the bag in the shade.
Fit the outlet pipe to the IC. The non-return valve should be fitted in
this line, taking care to install it the right way around. The flow restrictor
should be fitted in a similar way. It doesn't matter where in the line
these go, but the non-return valve should be between the IC bag and flow
The tube can then be connected to the inlet tube between the pump and
A second non-return valve should be fitted somewhere between this tee
and the inlet filter. The non-return valves prevent siphoning between
the IC bag and water barrel.
What can I put in the IC?
Fully soluble fertlisers such as Miracle-Gro or Phostrogen etc. can be
used. Also plant growth stimulants such as seaweed extract, humates and
teas as long as they are fully soluble can also be used.
Using the IC
Only use fertlisers, which are fully soluble or already in liquid form.
The amount of fertiliser applied can be varied according to requirements,
but we have found applying ¼ normal recommended strength to be
successful. To achieve this, dissolve the recommended amount of fertiliser
for 50 litres in a 10 litre watering can full of water. Fill the IC bag
through the top cap. Top up with water. Ensure there is no air in the
bag and replace the cap firmly.
Now when the pump is running fertiliser solution will be drawn from the
IC bag and mixed with water from the water barrel at a ratio of approximately
What if the IC bag runs empty?
If the bag runs empty the pump continues to pump normally, but will be
watering with un-fertlised water. Re-fill the IC bag with fertiliser solution
as soon as possible to maintain optimum growth.
Why only ¼ strength?
Because plants are being fertilised with every watering. Recommendations
normally apply to periodic applications, with plain water being given
in between. Maintaining a constant input of fertiliser and water is better
for the plant.
IRR-IC - Intensive Care Plant Feeder. $79 inc GST
Postage and packaging NI $7 SI $12. Rural delivery
Please note: To prevent
unnecessary delays please make sure you select the RD option if you are
at a rural address.
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