Drought Gardening

Drought Gardening
Drought Gardening

Drought is a challenge some Kansas gardeners face frequently.  Even in wet weather, precious water resources must be conserved, because one never knows just when the next dry spell will hit.

Before you have to deal with the next drought, be proactive.  Plan ways to make your garden more water-efficient.  Consider reading Drought Gardening by Sue Hakala.

This Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin offers concise suggestions that all gardeners, and especially gardeners in drought-prone areas, will do well to consider.  Topics include:

  • Choosing the best garden site possible.
  • Purchasing water-efficient plants.
  • Adjusting your planting calendar to the climate.
  • Preparing your soil to conserve water.
  • Protecting your water resources with mulch.
  • Watering your garden effectively.
  • Raising plants in containers.

Many great nuggets of information to pick through here.  Take what fits your needs.  Your plants will thank you.

Published by hsotr

Motivated by her experience growing up on a small farm near Wichita, Kansas, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to supply Kansas country living enthusiasts with the innovative resources that they need to succeed and has now been keeping families informed and inspired for over five years. Michelle is the author of two country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching, writing, or living out the country dream.