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Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway

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Author: Steve Solomon
Published: 1992
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,999 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.4
LoC Category: SB
Downloads: 1,312
mnybks.net#: 6521
Origin: gutenberg.org
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that first year, I could still run that single sprinkler. What a relief not to have invested every last cent in land that couldn't feed us.

For many succeeding years at Lorane, I raised lots of organically grown food on densely planted raised beds, but the realities of being a country gardener continued to remind me of how tenuous my irrigation supply actually was. We country folks have to be self-reliant: I am my own sanitation department, I maintain my own 800-foot-long driveway, the septic system puts me in the sewage business. A long, long response time to my 911 call means I'm my own self-defense force. And I'm my own water department.

Without regular and heavy watering during high summer, dense stands of vegetables become stunted in a matter of days. Pump failure has brought my raised-bed garden close to that several times. Before my frantic efforts got the water flowing again, I could feel the stressed-out garden screaming like a hungry baby.

As I came to understand our climate, I

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