Droughts and water metering can cause problems during hot, dry summers, but the solution is to know how to use resources efficiently and to store your own supplies.
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Water the Roots
Pour water around the stem base, beneath the plant's foliage, so that it is absorbed into the soil around the roots where it is needed. The shade of the foliage also helps to prevent evaporation, and neighboring weeds are not inadvertently watered, too.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
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