It is so important to conserve water in your garden; even if you don’t live in the desert like I do. Water is our great resource but it isn’t unlimited, and it doesn’t take a lot to reduce your usage. Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to let your garden die – you’re a great resource too! But I have some simple ways you can conserve water and still have an amazing harvest!
Conserve Water in Your Garden
Amend Your Soil
Soil that has a lot of compost, worm castings and other organic material helps with the growth of beneficial bacteria and organisms that will keep the soil light, nutrient rich and requiring less water. See DIY Soil Mix.
Live in a place where outside composting isn’t an option? You can still compost for your garden – give Bokashi composting a try.
Plant in Raised Beds
Planting your garden in raised beds has many benefits, one of those being is to conserve water. When you plant in raised beds, with plants closer together, you have less area to water. In traditional gardening you end up watering a lot of ground that has nothing growing. See Raised Garden Bed Benefits….