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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 120 Irrigation Units
    (e.g. 50 large hanging baskets or 120 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 SOL-C120 watering capacity table

Irrigatia SOL-C120 solar automatic watering & irrigation system

More Information

The new tank series requires a rainwater tank (rather than waterbutt) since they water many more plants and therefore require at least 1,000 litre tank.

There are 3 models:-

C60 - waters up to 60 IU's (Irrigation Units)
C120 - waters up to 120 IU's
C180 - waters up to 180 IU's

C120 controller
Irrigatia SOL-C120 solar panel
SOL-C120 Kit Contents

C120 controller with main pump and secondary feed pump, water level sensor, C120 Solar Panel with 5m lead, 1 x inline filter + 2 x 13mm adaptors,  1 x foot strainer,  1 x 25m roll of 13mm tube, 1 x 2.5m 3.5mm tube and inlet filter,1 x 4mm punch, 12 x 4mm joiners, 2 x 13mm t piece, 4 x 13mm end plug, 4 x 13mm elbow, 10 x 13mm stakes, 6 x 13mm clamps, 2 x 13mm Valves, 12 x 4mm valves, battery pack containing 20 x AA rechargeable batteries

 Min no. of IU's  60
 Max no. of IU's  120
 Microporous   ✔
 Dripper   ✔
 Height (m)
 To controller (m)
 To last dripper (m)


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.

Irrigatia ECO friendly irrigation

The SOL-C120 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.
Microporous Hose: Ideal for flower beds, raised beds, vegetable plots, fruit trees and fruit cages.

Our October veggie selection: The seeds you should be sowing this October

by Norwoods Gardener | Oct 15, 2021

You might not think it, with cooler weather on the horizon, but October is the perfect month to begin sowing a variety of vegetables – and just like any other time of the year, it’s important to be well prepared the growing season ahead. So, check out our guide to the best – and most wholesome –veggies to sow this month for a successful autumn harvest!

1. Winter lettuce

A great leaf option to sow during the cooler months is winter lettuce, as seeds can withstand the frost. Whilst hardy varieties such as ‘winter king’, ‘radicchio’ and ‘frisée’ make a great addition to a salad, the crunchy and bitter leaves also work well with melted cheese – why not give it a go?

For extra protection during frostier spells, a fleece or cloche can be used to encourage a healthy harvest.

2. Broad beans

Broad beans can be sown from October time onwards, and they’re usually ready for harvest by May. This versatile veg can be used in hearty dishes such as soups, casseroles and stews, and are packed with nutrients which boost the immune system.

3. Japanese onion sets

This hardy and resilient onion variety can be planted during October and should bulb around a month earlier than other onions! Japanese onions can grow outdoors whilst remaining uncovered, producing large and crispy bulbs at the end of the following spring. They’re a brilliant variety to grow during winter as they require less light that other onions, so will grow through the short days of winter and early spring.

4. Garlic

Nothing beats fresh garlic from the garden – especially when roasted, made into aioli or tasty garlic bread! As autumn varieties of garlic such as Solent Wight and Caulk Wight require a cold spell for successful growth, now is the perfect time to start planting your cloves outside as the roots should establish well ahead of the winter season. Garlic is also super easy to care for and brilliant for the immune system.

5. Dwarf Cauliflower

Believe it or not, the dwarf cauliflower variety can be grown all year round – surprisingly! October is the best month to start sowing seeds in cold frames for overwintering, and, unlike other cauliflower types which can be quite challenging to grow, dwarf varieties of cauliflower grows quite easily in containers – perfect for those with smaller gardens too.


George’s top autumn sowing advice

Whilst October is set to welcome chilly weather, it’s important to remember that new vegetable seedlings should be protected from adverse weather conditions such as excessive rain or frost. To prevent this, keep new seedlings inside a greenhouse or in a cold frame.

If you’d like more Autumn growing inspiration or want to keep up with our other gardening top tips, head over to our social channels - where you can find out more of George’s gardening tips and tricks.