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Dry Farming Crop Technique

Dry Farming is a crop growing technique. The concept is simple....water is not added to the crops after planting. The plants grow, utilizing existing moisture in the soil, and whatever rainfall occurs. Dry farming can easily be used in your home garden.

Dry farming is believed to result in more concentrated flavor, especially in tomatoes. It also reduces water consumption. Dry and arid regions often use dry farming, or a variation of it.

Important Note: Those who practice dry farming need to be prepared for potential crop failures.


Plants used in Dry Farming:

You can employ dry farming on many vegetable crops. Growers typically use the technique with winter wheat, corn, beans and even tomatoes.


How to Practice Dry Farming:

The process of dry farming is simple.

In dry and arid areas, time your plantings to when you receive the most rainfall. Make sure to also give consideration, to the frost free time in your area.

After planting seeds, or transplants, no additional water is provided. During dry periods, the plant's root system will go deeper  in search of moisture. When rain does occur, the plants will readily soak it up.

Does dry farming work? It does in certain areas, and under the right conditions.

Is dry farming right for your home garden? .... You be the judge.


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