Mulching the garden is the best possible thing you can do for it. In water restriction times, it is even more crucial. Mulching is the act of placing a protective barrier of organic material around your plants and over your bare soil.
Materials to use include bark, wood chips, leaf litter or straw. Right: Mulching new mid summer lettuce plantings in in my garden
Weed Control: It acts as a barrier, limiting weed germination.
Moisture Retention: It reduces evapo
Many people have been asking me how one goes about gardening, particularly food gardening (as I am doing a monthly workshop on food growing - clickityclick to see the events page) in periods of drought or when water is restricted as it is in our South African summers. So, here are a few options and I welcome contributions and questions.
Please get in touch if you'd like help or advice implementing any of these. Mulch
If you only do one thing for your garden - put down a