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Watering a barrel planter


Iam currently in the process of making a barrel planter for growing strawberries. I have a 220 litre barrel and have made 30 planting pockets. 

Ive researched about watering pipes and I have some 40mm and 32mm I can use. My question is instead of just having one pipe down the middle (it doesn’t seem it would hold a lot of water) could I attach it to a 2 or 5 litre water bottle pierced on the sides and bottom and have it so the water bottle would sit in the middle of the barrel. 

Im unsure if this would be too much water. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, 



  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 11,015
    *Bump*  :)
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027
    I maybe being thick, but what is wrong with using a watering can?
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,315
    Forgive me @Steph14, but I'd agree with @punkdoc
    There's not need to over-complicate things.
  • Steph14Steph14 Posts: 17
    edited February 2020
    Thanks for everyone’s comments 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,315
    I'd still go for a watering can . Looks a right old faff. 
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