Q. Our BIG problem right now is drought. What is the most efficient way to water a garden in drought conditions?
A. The Mittleider method of watering is great for saving and making the best use of available water. The narrow ridged beds keep all the water right at the root zone of your plants. Close planting means the soil is shaded, so very little water is lost to evaporation, and level beds keep the water from running off.
Automating the process using drilled PVC pipes allows quick watering of the entire bed, again avoiding waste. This process is explained graphically in Chapter 16 of The Mittleider Gardening Course book, and that chapter is included FREE in the Store section of the website at www.growfood.com.
The MM watering system saves more than half the water of traditional methods.