Garden Know-How: Wise Watering

Organic mulches and the right watering equipment will keep your crops healthy and your yields abundant.

Garden Watering
You can water individual plants using a kitty litter jug by putting holes on the bottom edges of the jug about an inch up from the bottom. Fill the jug with water and it will slowly seep into the root zone of the adjacent plants.
Photo courtesy ELAYNE SEARS
Irrigation Hardware
Outfit your outdoor faucets with splitters so you can attach two hoses to each one.
Photo courtesy ELAYNE SEARS
Watering Permanent Garden Beds
The most efficient method of watering is with drip irrigation lines, such as these, or with soaker hoses placed between rows of crops.
Photo courtesy ELAYNE SEARS

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