Gardening With Less Water

Gardening With Less Water

Low-tech, Low-cost Techniques : Use up to 90% Less Water in your Garden

Book - 2015
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2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner for Green Living & Sustainability

Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently — using up to 90 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little to no evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.

Gardening with Less Water introduces gardeners to simple low-cost, low-tech techniques — using terra-cotta pipes, wicks, and recycled plastic bottles — that are up to 10 times more efficient than traditional watering methods.

Baker & Taylor
Demonstrates how to use low-tech and repurposed materials, like buried clay pots, wicking systems and other porous containers, to deliver water directly to a plant's roots, discourage evaporation and reduce watering needs. By the co-author of Passive Solar Architecture. Original.

& Taylor

Presents inexpensive methods of irrigating plants with efficient water systems, discussing such techniques as clay pots, wicks, porous hoses, vertical pipes, and grow tubes.

Publisher: North Adams, MA :, Storey Publishing,, [2015]
Description: 127 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781612125824
Branch Call Number: 635.95 Bai


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Jul 29, 2018

Great book talking about how to deliver water down to roots without wastage - talks about porous pots, pipes, wicking ropes in ground, also i loved the mention of American tribal way of planting- using the empty stalked of a dead weed to pour water down into it an plant a seed next to it.. using the same principle was a porous water pot.. the dead stem and roots act as water storage and wicks.

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