There are a few options to ensure irrigation of the barrels. Irrigation is always attached to the top lid. The ideal flow rate is 1-2 liters per minute.
The following methods of irrigation have been tested and can be provided by aponix.eu:
- Using an inverted sprinkler operation from a pressure of 1.5+bar droplets are distributed evenly around the inside walls of the barrel. The Version 2.0. 1/6 part has an inner wing structure to then distribute the liquid flowing down the inside to each root zone of your plants.
The flow rate of this standard irrigation method is 2 liters per minute.
- Using a spray nozzle operating from a pressure of 2+bar. These spray nozzles are self cleaning for smaller particles and spray a hollow cone shape of 120 degrees from the top lid – basically the same shape as the top lid itself, filling your barrel up with a drizzle of fine droplets.
The flow rate of this more aeroponic irrigation method is 1.5 liters per minute.
Since the concept of the barrel is just to provide a flexible corpus to grow plants at high density, you could well integrate your own irrigation idea! Lids and stands can be drilled for the integration of the above 2 irrigation options. But you can also integrate your own – like fogging or anything else that might suit your crop. Aponix.eu can also send you the parts with out pre-drilled holes for testing purposes.