Thursday, 29 January 2015

Vegetable gardening in a drought

  • If hosepipes banned, buy several large watering cans, fill them from tap, and move them in wheelbarrow
  • Make a trench in earth around plants to retain water
  • Water at base of plants, not leaves
  • Use rose on watering can - don't flood surface
  • Water infrequently, to encourage maximum root growth
  • Add mulch to help retain water
  • Drought resistant vegetables: chard, chives, carrots, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, spinach, broad beans

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