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  • The more sun, the more it waters – waters every 3 hrs
  • Saves plants from drought and waters when on holiday
  • Automatic watering for up to 12 Irrigation Units
    (e.g. 5 large hanging baskets or 12 x 20 litre pots)
  • Drip waters up to 5m above the water source
  • Uses up to 90% less water than a hose
  • Easy, Eco, Efficient
  • Water source to solar pump – maximum 20m
  • Water source to last dripper – maximum 60m
  • Also connects to a tap – use the Irrigatia Reservoir Kit
Irrigatia - Irrigation Units for SOL-C12

Irrigatia SOL-C12 control unit

Irrigatia SOL-C12 contents
SOL-C12 Kit Contents
1 x SMART Controller C12
with integrated pump
1 x Inlet Filter
1 x Anti-siphon Device
15m Tube
12 x each: Drippers, Stakes,
1 x Water Level Sensor
3 x AA batteries
 Min no. of IU's  6
 Max no. of IU's  12
 Microporous  X
 Dripper   ✔
 Height (m)
 To controller (m)
 To last dripper (m)

Use with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 24 drippers

Irrigatia - Irrigation Units logo

To assist in selecting the most appropriate Irrigatia controller, we’ve
devised a simple method to demonstrate each product’s capacity. We call them ‘Irrigation Units’, or ‘IU’ for short.
Look for the symbols showing what you can water.

Irrigatia ECO friendly irrigation

The SOL-C12 connects to the following
Irrigatia Kits:

Drippers: Use for pots, baskets and individual plants.
Seephose: Ideal for short runs in a mixed dripper / seephose environment, germinating seedlings, watering plant troughs and small beds.

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Your summer growing guide: Veggies to plant now, and enjoy later in the year

by Norwoods Gardener | May 06, 2021

If you’re looking for some guidance on which vegetables to grow this May, you’ve come to just the right place! We’ve put together a guide packed full of inspiration to help you decide which veggies to sow right now – both indoors and outside.


Courgettes are a fantastic plant for beginners as they’re really simple to grow. Our top tip for sowing outdoors would be to wait until the end of May or early June – just to be sure all the frosty spells are over. Harvest between July and September, and enjoy their sweet, rich and nutty flavour.

2.Runner Beans

Now is a great time to start thinking about growing runner beans, so get seeds sown in either pots or trays – using good quality compost – ready for harvesting in the months of July to October. Once sown, pots can be left on either a windowsill or in a greenhouse. After a couple of weeks, they’ll be ready to plant outside, but make sure to use protective cloches until the risk of frost has gone.


It may come as a surprise to some, but it’s possible to grow sweetcorn at home in the UK – and we think it’s tastier than shop-bought sweetcorn too. Home-grown sweet corn is renowned for its succulent nature. It’s also another really simple vegetable to grow, and May is a great time to sow your sweetcorn seeds directly outside. As sweetcorn is wind pollinated, they need to be planted in blocks rather than rows so we’d recommend either sowing them 3x3 or 4x4, leaving approximately 12 inches between each plant. Remember to keep seedlings well-watered throughout the growing period to ensure a healthy crop!


There’s no nicer way to brighten up your summer salad than by adding some refreshing and crisp peas – even better when they’re homegrown! Anytime between now and June, mangetout, maincrop and sugar snap peas can be sown directly outdoors. However, in order to make sure seedlings are protected, cloches may be necessary to help with germination. Our top tip is to use soil with good drainage and position the seedlings in an open and sunny area.


Beetroot is a delicious and versatile vegetable and can be pickled, roasted or boiled. Just like sweetcorn, it’s a good idea when sowing beetroot seeds to include two seed per location, then thinning the weaker seed and leaving the stronger one to grow. One of our top tips when sowing beetroot is to sow a small number of seeds every couple of weeks (until July) as this will allow lots of crop – plus thinned beetroot seeds work great in salads!

Our ultimate growing tip

Before you start sowing, it’s important to remember that these crops are temperature sensitive! Our top tip would be to make sure there’s no chance of frost when growing directly outside –also that it’s warm enough. Sowing in soil that’s too cold can lead to poor germination.

If you’d still like some more growing inspiration and would like to keep up with out other gardening related journeys, head over to our social channels - where you can hear more of our gardening tips and tricks.