Nowadays, droughts are big news. With the drought in California and elsewhere, Preppers need to be when and if your water runs out. So, the question needs to be asked what would you do in case of drought?
With another week of little rain across southern Oklahoma, the drought levels saw another increase a second week in a row. Click the image above to see the current drought levels across Oklahoma, courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor. Credits: Drought continues to expand across Oklahoma – KOCO Oklahoma City
This article also advises that you should mulch your garden and use hoses for watering your garden instead of sprinklers.
You will always need to conserve water in times of water shortage. You need to do this even if you have a well and cut off from any government water supply. So, Here are some commonsense measures that need to taken concerning your garden:
. . . most people over-water their vegetable gardens; a once a week soaking on dry weeks should be ample. For thirstier plants, hand watering individually is the most economical approach. I watch the farmers here in the valley and they do not water very frequently. Again, the addition of compost to the soil and using compost as a mulch will help retain moisture around plant roots. Credits: Drought Tolerant Garden | Watson’s
Droughts are happening, and they aren’t likely to be getting better anytime soon. So, this means that you need to have alternative sources of water collection (like rain barrels) and also preserve water whenever possible.