The Q&A Archives: Draught Resisitant Vegetables

Question: I live in eastern Washington state near Tri-Cities. We are in a draught. What vegetables would be best --- that need little water, yet do well with lots of sun light?

Answer: Vegetables are mostly water and require adequate supplies throughout the growing season. The best way to conserve water is to mulch around the plants to slow evaporation. Use newspapers, grass clippings, leaves, compost, or any such material. Additions of organic matter or compost as you are preparing the beds in the spring will also help the soil to maintain moisture. But mulching is the best drought insurance.

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