Watering the vegetable garden. Chances are you don't want to spend much time reading about it, because water is just always there for us.
We take it for granted because it comes so readily out of our tap, so we find the topic rather boring.
But man, is it ever important, vital for all living things. Go 24 hours without drinking it and we would all become more interested. The fact is, we're made of it. Throughout the course of our lives, our bodies contain between 50 and 80% water.
We know our plants are made of water, too.
They need it for photosynthesis and cooling, but what's often overlooked is that all living species in our gardens need water.
And we need them all to be happy, because they determine the success of our gardens.
So when you're preparing your strategy for watering your vegetable garden or your ornamental garden, remember these important tips:
So yes, our first step is definitely to improve the water-holding capacity of our soil, and we need to have a good organic mulch that holds onto water, too. These steps decrease leaching and evaporation of water.
But if we want a healthy ecosystem and healthy food, we need to provide sufficient water for all living things.
How do you ensure there is water for the organisms in your garden?