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Blumat Irrigation

We all know that plants require a constant supply of moisture, or they soon wilt. However, your soil microbes are no different. When you let your soil dry out, the microbes in the soil that you have worked so hard to establish and nurture soon go into a type of hibernation, or worse, die off. You can run an irrigation system on a timer, but the timed release of a measured amount of water each cycle is a hit or miss approach. The Blumat system is an ingeniously simple but dependable system that delivers the water that your soil requires, when it requires it.

BluSoak Drip Tape

BluSoak Drip Tape

This drip tape lets you irrigate larger garden surfaces more efficiently by creating a more even distribution of moisture across your soil surface. And because of the micro pores in this tubing, it can easily be buried without fear of clogging. These two features allow you to grow thicker and better dispersed root systems in a shorter time, as well as insures less evaporation of this valuable moisture that is keeping your plants and soil biology alive.

ft. $1.25
Corer

Corer

When inserting your Tropf-Blumat regulars and maxis, you ideally do not want to simply push these into the soil, as this compacts the soil immediately around the sensor. These corers allow you to remove a core of soil that will permit the insertion of the sensor without unnecessary compaction.

each $11.95
Deck and Planter Box kit- 12 Tropf-Blumat regular for gravity fed water system

Deck and Planter Box kit- 12 Tropf-Blumat regular for gravity fed water system

This Deck and Planter Kit is a great way to start your customized irrigation system. As this kit is configured for a gravity fed system, it easily connects directly to your reservoir or rain barrel, which should rest approx. 1 meter above plant bed level. This set will allow you to manage as much as 3 sq. meters if used with additional drippers and line.

Should you wish to attach this system to your tap and house hold water pressure, you will require a pressure reducer, supplied separately, which will attach directly to your 3/4" threaded tap. When connected with the optional pressure regulator to a garden hose, this system can be modified to provide enough water for up to 450 Tropf-Blumat sensors.

Each kit includes:

12 pc Blumat regular water sensors

7 meters of 8 mm hose (23')

1 pc 3 x 8mm tee

1 pc 2 x 8 mm water supply & 1 x 3 mm drip tee

1 pc 2 x 8 mm water supply elbow

1 pc 8 mm water supply coupler

1 pc 8 mm water supply & 3 mm drip elbow

1 rain barrel/gravity tank connector

instructions for installation

each $119
Deck and Planter Box kit- 40 Tropf-Blumat regular for water pressure system

Deck and Planter Box kit- 40 Tropf-Blumat regular for water pressure system

This Deck and Planter Kit allows you to incorporate a greater number of sensors at a more economical price point. A pressure regulator is included, which permits you to tie into your current 3/4" threaded tap pressure system. If you wish to run this off of a gravity fed water system, then you must order the rain barrel/gravity tank connector separately. Can easily be added to in order to customize to many other configurations.

Each kit includes:

40 pc Blumat regular water sensors

15 meters of 8 mm hose (49')

2 pc 3 x 8mm tee

2 pc 2 x 8 mm water supply & 1 x 3 mm drip tee

2 pc 2 x 8 mm water supply elbow

2 pc 8 mm water supply coupler

2 pc 8 mm water supply & 3 mm drip elbow

1 pc pressure reducer

instructions for installation

each $389
Distribution Dripper End

Distribution Dripper End

These are used in conjunction with a distribution dripper when running a length of drip line with multiple drippers beyond a single sensor. This is a very efficient and cost effective method of delivering greater amounts of water to larger beds or plants. This item is simply used to close the end of the drip line.

each $1.78
Distribution Drippers

Distribution Drippers

Distribution drippers can be used to increase the water delivered off of one Tropf-Blumat sensor or Maxi sensor. This will allow you to configure your water over longer planting beds, or when you want to encircle a plant around its perimeter. The savings over using multiple sensors are obvious.

Using this approach, you can run no more than 40" of line beyond the sensor, however you can only do this on a pressurised system that has ideally, a minimum of 4.5 psi. Obviously, the pressure of the system will impact how many drippers you can put on one sensor. Adjusting the black screw caps allows you to adjust each dripper to accommodate all that are on the one line. It is possible to achieve as many as 25 drippers beyond the sensor with this approach, with each dripper delivering water to approximately a 20 mm [8"] wide area.

each $1.78
Drip Tube black 3 mm diameter x 10 meter long [32']

Drip Tube black 3 mm diameter x 10 meter long [32']

This is the drip tubing that runs off the 8 mm water supply tubing. Available in a 10 meter [32'] coil.

each $19.95
Dripper Stopper

Dripper Stopper

These caps are very handy as they allow you to cap off any of the 3 mm fittings- distribution drippers, T's or connectors.

each $0.39
Elbow 8-3 mm connectors

Elbow 8-3 mm connectors

Very useful in raised bed applications when running tubing tightly around a corner. Allows you to reduce from 8 mm down to 3 mm.

each $1.27
Elbow 8-8 mm water supply connectors

Elbow 8-8 mm water supply connectors

Elbow with two 8 mm connectors for water supply line.

each $1.27
Hose Security Clamp

Hose Security Clamp

each $0.98
Hose Union 8-8 mm connectors

Hose Union 8-8 mm connectors

For use with water supply lines, where you want to connect two lengths together.

each $1.27
Mini Hose Union w 3-3 mm drip connectors

Mini Hose Union w 3-3 mm drip connectors

For adding more drip tube to your system.

each $1.27
Moisture Senor

Moisture Senor

A super accurate way to know the moisture level near your roots. Often the moisture near the surface where you can feel is fine while the soil near the roots is dry as dust - or the reverse: dry at the surface and over-watered at the roots. Seasonal differences can cause these conditions to rapidly reverse. With this Blumat Digital Sensor, you won't have to guess! You'll know exactly if your plants need water or not.

Comes in clear tube with precise instructions and number readings that apply for different seasons and different kinds of plants.

It works in a similar way to the Tropf-Blumat but it does not control watering. It measures the levels of moisture and/ or dryness. It operates using the tensiometer principle and indicates the amount of force necessary for a plant to absorb water.

This method of measurement allows for very accurate recognition of the level of moisture near the roots and therefore, a more exact application of water - whether by hand in large container plantings. For example, when over- wintering plants, it's very important to keep a moderate moisture level - sometimes harder than watching for this during the growing season. And of course in the summer for monitoring and adjusting your watering schedules. Knowing the moisture level in large containers is no longer a matter guesswork and experience, but rather of concrete numerical data.

The lower the number readings, the more wet the soil. On average, the standard Blumat setting of two arrows down from a drop holding = 120 mb. (Ideal settings for cannabis growing = 120-150 mb in veg, 150-180 in bloom). The higher the reading, the more dry.

each $79.95
Pressure Reducer

Pressure Reducer

Blumat systems need low pressure, much less than comes from normal house water connections. Some of our kits include one of these but if you'd like to install the other ones or the separate components to a home water system, you'll need one of these Pressure Reducers.

In gravity systems you'll also need one if your storage tank is high uphill. In Grow Rooms and Greenhouses with a reservoir for mixing nutrients, you can connect a small pressure pump to this and automatically feed your plants when you water. On one side it adapts to a 3/4" male hose thread and on the other directly to the Blumat 8 mm supply tube. Maximum input pressure is 87 psi.

each $53.95
Pressure Reducer Filter

Pressure Reducer Filter

These are the replacement filters for use in the pressure reducers.

each $3.95
Quick Connect Bulkhead Fitting 8mm

Quick Connect Bulkhead Fitting 8mm

If you need to change your lines frequently at the bulkhead of your reservoir, then these quick twist connects that automatically stop the water at both ends are an excellent option. Admittedly, a little pricey- however excellent if you want to change reservoirs from one with nutrients to one with just water, or other nutrient mixes. A very high quality fitting that will give years of dependable use.

each $26.80
Quick Connect On/Off 3mm Adapter Valves

Quick Connect On/Off 3mm Adapter Valves

Recommended in all watering applications, these high quality quick connects can be implemented in various ways. But their main function is to provide a quality on/off valve for your 3mm lines, which allows for a level of flexibility that you will come to appreciate.

each $5.20
Quick Connect On/Off 8mm Adapter Valves

Quick Connect On/Off 8mm Adapter Valves

When you want to turn on or off the water from your supply line, these quick connects are easy to use. We recommend these in all applications. These provide considerable flexibility when connecting your main water line to your Blumat carrot line, and can be implemented in a number of additional ways by conveniently connecting different end fittings to serve different functions.

each $6.20
Shut Off Valve for 8 mm water supply line

Shut Off Valve for 8 mm water supply line

A very convenient shut off valve for all 8 mm water supply lines.

each $7.99
Soaker Hose End/Flush Plug

Soaker Hose End/Flush Plug

You could always simply knot the end of your BluSoak hose, however this is a much mor efficient method of terminating this hose in your garden, and is a breeze to flush.

each $1.59
Soaker Hose to 3mm Blumat Adapter

Soaker Hose to 3mm Blumat Adapter

This adapter allows you to easily connect your BluSoak drip tape to a 3 mm line quickly.

each $4.80
Super Flex Tubing 8mm

Super Flex Tubing 8mm

This product is interchangeable with the standard 8mm tubing, and is definitely more expensive. However, it is a specially formulated silicone tubing which takes the extremes of temperature while providing exceptional flexibility and durability. Also available by the foot.

100 feet $102.80
Support Stakes

Support Stakes

each $1.09
T Connector w 3-3-3 mm connectors

T Connector w 3-3-3 mm connectors

T connector with 3 connectors for 3 mm drip tubing.

each $1.27
T Connector w 8-3-8 mm connectors

T Connector w 8-3-8 mm connectors

T connector with 2 x 8 mm water supply connectors and 1 x 3 mm drip connector.

each $1.27
T Connector w 8-8-8 mm connectors

T Connector w 8-8-8 mm connectors

T connector with 3 connectors for 8 mm water supply tubing.

each $1.27
Tank Connectors

Tank Connectors

For use with a gravity fed water flow system. Connects the Blumat 8mm water supply line to a storage container or rain barrel.

each $3.49
Tropf-Blumat sensor maxi

Tropf-Blumat sensor maxi

This is the heart of the Tropf-Blumat system, as these devices act as water regulators as well as dripers. There are two lengths available and this is the longer version at 9". When inserted into the soil to about 2/3 of its length [ 6-7"], it senses the moisture levels at a deeper level than the shorter version. This is important when growing bigger plants, as the roots reach down beyond the surface level that the shorter Tropf-Blumats can detect. If you plant is young however, and only has shallow surface roots, then you might want to consider the use of both lengths at the same time.

each $10.99
Tropf-Blumat sensor regular

Tropf-Blumat sensor regular

These are the very cool 'brains' of the Blumat systems- simple, but oh so effective. Sometimes referred to as the 'carrots', these sensors are simply soaked in water and then inserted into the ground around the root zone of your plants. With the proper water lines connected and set up, the base of these sensors then monitor the soil moisture levels. When they determine that the soil is becoming dry, they open a valve in the top of their casing, which permits the flow of water through the drip line. The water drips into the soil until the sensor determines that there is adequate moisture in that area.

This means that the moisture levels in the soil are constantly being monitored and replenished, unlike most other irrigation systems which rely on timers to determine when and how much the plants are watered. Timer systems can be difficult to 'dial' in to the ideal moisture levels. The Blumat sensors do this automatically, maintaining the moisture levels that are not only critical to the health of your plants, but equally as important, the levels that are critical to the life in your soil.

each $8.99
Water Supply Tube black 8 mm diameter x 10 meter long [32']

Water Supply Tube black 8 mm diameter x 10 meter long [32']

Coil of black 8 mm water supply tube. This is the Euro style product, so it is very flexible.

each $19.95
Water Supply Tube white 8 mm diameter x 10 meter long [32']

Water Supply Tube white 8 mm diameter x 10 meter long [32']

Coil of black 8 mm water supply tube. This is the Euro style product, so it is very flexible.

each $21.95