Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway
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Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway

By Steve Solomon
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  • Cascadia Gardening Series
  • Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway
    • Steve Solomon
    • CONTENTS
      • Chapter
        • 1 Predictably Rainless Summers 2 Water-Wise Gardening Science 3 Helping Plants to Need Less Irrigation 4 Water-Wise Gardening Year-Round 5 How to Grow It with Less Irrigation: A-Z 6 My Own Garden Plan 7 The Backyard
      • Introduction
        • Starting a New Gardening Era
        • Gardening with Less Irrigation
      • Chapter 1
      • Predictably Rainless Summers
      • Chapter 2
      • Water-Wise Gardening Science
        • Plants Are Water
        • Soil's Water-Holding Capacity
        • How Soil Loses Water
        • How Plants Obtain Water
        • Lowered Plant Density: The Key to Water-Wise Gardening
        • Dealing with a Surprise Water Shortage
      • Chapter 3
      • Helping Plants to Need Less Irrigation
        • Building Bigger Root Systems
        • Evaluating Potential Rooting Ability
        • Eliminating Plowpan
        • Curing Clayey Soils
        • Spotting a Likely Site
        • Using Humus to Increase Soil Moisture
        • Keeping the Subsoil Open with Green Manuring
        • Mulching
        • Windbreaks
        • Fertilizing, Fertigating and Foliar Spraying
        • Increasing Soil Fertility Saves Water
        • Vegetables That:
      • Chapter 4
      • Water-Wise Gardening Year-Round
        • Early Spring: The Easiest Unwatered Garden
        • Later in Spring: Sprouting Seeds Without Watering
        • Handmade Footprints
        • Summer: How to Fluid Drill Seeds
        • Establishing the Fall and Winter Garden
      • Chapter 5
      • How to Grow It with Less Irrigation: A-Z
        • First, a Word About Varieties
        • Seed Company Directory*
        • Plant Spacing: The Key to Water-Wise Gardening
        • When to Plant
        • Arugula
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