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Conserving Water in the Garden

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There are many ways to use less water on your garden, and still have a bountiful harvest. This guide is about conserving water in the garden.


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July 1, 2009

Here are some tips for conserving water in your garden:

Source: These tips came directly from the school of experience. My family had a garden every year and I was taught right there at home.

By Sandy from Elon, NC

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July 5, 20090 found this helpful

If you live in the desert as I do, watering at night works best. Mold is not a problem here.

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November 20, 2007

Keep track of the days that it rains on a calendar. Circle the day and write "Rain". This way its easy for you too see which day it rained. It will help you save money on your water bill. You will always know when you should water your garden, so no over watering occurs, and no waste!


By Tonya S. from Coal City, IL

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August 13, 20090 found this helpful

What rain? So far this year we have had less than 3 inches according to my rain gauge. LOL. But good idea for non-desert areas.

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September 27, 20160 found this helpful

Aquarium in the middle of a water change

This is a guide about using aquarium water for plants. If you have an aquarium consider using the waste water when you clean the tank to fertilizer your garden or houseplants.


July 9, 20160 found this helpful

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This is a guide about use cooking water for watering plants. Nutrients and minerals such as calcium are released into the water as you cook eggs, veggies, and other foods such as pasta.


July 5, 20160 found this helpful

Bright Orange plastic mesh snow fence in a field of snow

This is a guide about conserve water with a snow fence. If you live where there is lots of snow and wind you may save water with a man-made or living snow fence.


June 27, 20140 found this helpful

woman watering in her garden

This is a guide about using greywater in the garden. Greywater is the domestic wastewater resulting from household water use. Some sources such as water from showers, sinks, or bathtubs is generally safe to use for garden irrigation.


May 26, 20050 found this helpful

When watering your lawn by using sprinklers, make sure the water is not hitting your house (ex. siding, windows, or foundation walls), only the grass, flowers, and bushes.


0 found this helpful
July 3, 2007

Instead of running the sprinklers on a timer, I only turn them on when needed. Been doing this for years. Since we have water restrictions in our city, we are limited to T and F.

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