To Water or Not to Water....
Apr 21, 2012
I do organic gardening for a multitude of different reasons: 1. I think it is the way to go because are attempts to outsmart Mother Nature have been futile at best; 2. I know that what i produce has no toxic chemicals or pesticides present; 3. It's a lot of fun and 4. because all my research shows that you can cut your water usage in half.
I have two rain barrels that hold appx. 90 gallons of water. Other that the water I used initially to germinate with, I have not watered any of my plants and we are approaching May. I added lava sand and zeolite as a few of my amendments to help with moisture retention. So far it appears to be working perfectly. My plants are very healthy, I have no pest problems and I am not using any tap water therefore not paying for water. I no at some point I will have to use the rain I have collected but that is the reason I have the barrels. Less impact on my communities water supply and less money out of my pocket!!!!