Lowering a food garden’s water bill

Lowering a food garden’s water bill

Late summer is usually when we need to water our vegetables and fruit trees most in Southern California. And we should water them amply, as much as they need in order to provide us the food we desire. But are there ways to be more efficient? Always. Listed here are...
Smart irrigation timers and automation

Smart irrigation timers and automation

(This post was written by Dave Feinglass, who grows dozens of fruit trees on his property in Fallbrook, San Diego County. Thank you, Dave!) There is just something relaxing about watering the plants in your garden or your backyard fruit tree with a trusty old watering...
Hydrozoning

Hydrozoning

What’s hydrozoning? It’s grouping plants with similar water needs. You put those plants next to each other, or you put them on the same irrigation line. And I haven’t always done it — to my great irritation, and to my plants’ hardship. Here are three examples of...
Handwatering vegetables

Handwatering vegetables

I wish that I could water all of my vegetables by hand all the time, but as my family has grown so necessarily has my vegetable garden, and I’ve decided to accept the costs and wastes of watering with sprinklers and driplines in order to save time. During a Southern...

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