Summer weather is officially here, and for many gardeners that means one thing: a lack of rain. For others, it may mean a drought.
Gardening during summer is never easy, but how do you grow your favorite vegetables when nature simply doesn’t cooperate?
This week’s guest on Off The Grid Radio tells us what to do. His name is David A. Bainbridge, and he is the author of “Gardening With Less Water,” a book that describes low-cost, low-tech methods for using up to 90 percent less water in your garden.
David has several decades of experience in the subject, and his work even has involved growing plants in the Sonoran Desert – an area that gets only three inches of rain a year.
Get ready to junk the sprinkler system as David tells us:
- How a 2,000-year-old gardening method can help your garden thrive during summer heat.
- Why the methods he promotes can be used to irrigate any plants – and not simply drought-tolerant ones.
- How PVC pipe can be used in your garden to save bundles on your water bill.
- Why he’s not a big fan of drip irrigation systems, and what can go wrong.
All total, David gives us four methods you can use in your garden this year to water your vegetables – no matter how much rain you get. If you’re ready to watch your garden thrive during the scorching heat, then this show is for you!