Hey again folks.
I'm finally back out in the garden and I thought it would be cool to ask if anyone here has some tips on how to make a veggie garden most efficient in terms of water usage - are there any tricks that will make the most of the water you do use? Currently I've got a thick layer of mulch, and I water overhead with a 9L watering can about as often as needed depending on temps. I'm also trying to give plants more of a basin to grow in when I plant them so the water doesn't run off.
Anybody got any different watering methods that might be more efficient? Any other cool tricks or ideas? I've been thinking about messing around with those water crystals but I sorta feel like that's cheating.
Also interested to know if anyone makes their own fertilizer and how they do that. I'm trying to rely less on external inputs and large amounts of water and store-bought fertilizers, be more self-reliant and whatnot. I don't have any animals because of council regs but I've heard of people making something called weed tea? Also interested in learning more about DIY wormfarms.