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March 09, 2009

Green Your Garden: Water

DIY rainwater collection system Want to be the ultimate locavore? You needn't go farther than your own backyard. This week we'll provide tips to help you plan a garden that'll be brimming with fresh veggies this summer.

Tip #1: Be Water-Wise

Water is a precious resource, so when you're designing a garden, consider options for collecting or reusing water that would normally be "wasted." Set up a rainwater collection system or reuse bathwater with a graywater recycling system. Once you've collected the water, remember that the best time to give plants a drink is in the morning, when less will be lost to evaporation.

Share your tips: How do you conserve water?

Tip #2: Protect Plants Without Pesticide

Tip #3: Turn Food Scraps Into "Gardener's Gold"

Tip #4: Special Tip: Sell (Or Buy) Stuff For The Sierra Club On Facebook!

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