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.