Homesteaders may be interested in learning about Archimedes Screw water irrigation method as a way of delivering water up from a natural running water source up into their irrigation ditches to water crops. It can be hand cranked in an off the grid situa
Comparison of Irrigation Methods
Archimedes Screw Water Irrigation Method | The Homestead Survival
The NC Blueberry Journal: Blueberry Irrigation Methods
nice DIY on making your own clay pot ollas BUT the challenge with clay pots (as opposed to plastic bottles) is that they won't hold up to freeze/thaw conditions plus they can be broken/cracked by plants' root systems
Buried Clay Pot Irrigation for the Garden Here’s the scoop: The idea is to bury clay pots (Ollas) in the ground making sure to keep the mouth level with (or just above) the soil surface and then fill them with water.
PVC Drip Irrigation is an inexpensive and easy to build method for watering your backyard garden. After adding a PVC drip irrigation system to your garden you can expect stronger vegetable plants, fewer weeds and a lower water bill! - Our Secret Garden