Drought proofing your garden
The dry spell in early May reminded me that weather is unpredictable, and it’s best to prepare for extremes. Seven days with no rain was tough on all the newly planted lettuce, spinach and radish seedlings. We never know whether we’ll have a wet or dry year or somewhere in between, but all the watering I’m doing in May has me thinking about how to make life easier. Here are some drought-proofing ideas for the home garden to make a dry summer easier in the garden.
1. Install irrigation equipment....