Drought garden must-dos (and a few don’ts)
Your garden’s a great source of food. But with recurring drought, it can be hard to justify watering that head of lettuce each day. To bring a tomato from seed to salad saps more water than a comparable measure of almonds. Simple steps like planting shorter season crops and drought resistant veggies will help your household consume less water. Another big helper is mulch. With a simple 3”-4” inch layer of mulch, you can ensure the soil beneath stays moist and nutrient rich. In addition, a simple dash of compost will help boost the yield of even the smallest of gardens.