Here is a picture of the vegetables patch, although I don’t think it will help much
You can see one drip line above ground, all others are installed below ground. The weather station is about 5.5 miles away. I’ve tried emptying all zones when I’ve started.
, I have tried the spreadsheet you mention, it is great, but does not work for me. I use it for another area in the garden, where I have lots of pots with individual emitters:
This is another area I’m trying to troubleshoot. I played a bit with the advance settings (created a custom nozzle for my 0.5GPH emitters, and lowered the depletion allowed to 20% to make it work. As the pots dry out fast, I wanted to have it watered frequently (btw, it would be nice if the flexible schedule would be able to water pots multiple times a day - in warm weather it is required). I hope the new calc will work.
The two other zones I’m playing with are my trees and the garden hedge:
The trees got individual emitters per tree (based on the tree size. Some got 8 GPH while some got 16 GPH). It is a bit problematic to define the right PR. The hedge has one long drip line (same one as in the vegetables patch).
What I do know is the flow rate for each zone (I got a fertilizer pump installed and its app calculates the flow rate), however I can not figure out how to use it (perhaps to get more accurate water consumption data?).
Any further insights would be appreciated.