Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert, and Dry Times

Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert, and Dry Times

The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening without Wasting Water
by Maureen Gilmer

Master organic vegetable gardening in 4 different low-water conditions—including high and low desert, drought, and voluntary water conservation.

Features over 100 photos, maps, and diagrams—perfect for vegetable gardeners in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and more!
Dedicated home gardeners will discover how to grow delicious produce in dry times with this authoritative full-color handbook. Using modern techniques, as well as tips from native traditions ranging from the southwestern United States to the Middle East, this guide offers the best of ancient wisdom and the newest innovations in conservation.
Inside you’ll find over 100 color photos, maps, and diagrams, plus expert information on:

• Gardening in high and low desert, drought conditions, and for voluntary water conservation
• How to assess your site and climate modification
Water-wise gardening methods: in-ground, container, and raised bed gardening
Soil science, proper watering methods, and pest control
• How to choose drought-tolerant and desert-hardy vegetable seeds
Recommended varieties by region, plus a seasonal crop guide
Resource list, checklist, and glossary

While this guide is geared towards those who live in high desert, low desert, mountains (short season), Pacific coast, and inland valley areas of the Western United States, gardeners anywhere in the world looking to save water can find useful guidance. As more communities suffer the effects of climate change, experienced desert gardener Maureen Gilmer’s sage advice on dry gardening becomes more and more relevant.

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