Watering the Garden

Tips and advice for watering the garden, including proper soil moisture levels, information on soil and water, when to water, how often and how much, watering tools, water-saving tricks and strategies for water conservation.



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Watering a vegetable plot is much easier today than it was for our forebears. Most of us—with the twist of a spigot—can turn a garden hose into an umbilical cord linking us to vast (yet not inexhaustible) underground rivers.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF (Better Bush Tomatoes Courtesy of Geo W. Park Seed Co.)
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Diagram: A homemade rain gauge.
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Diagram: Water-saving tricks for plants.
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