When it comes to water, there are no standard rules. Instead, it is an understanding that depends on the type of plant, the soil, the weather, the time of year and many other variables. Fortunately, there are some averages we can use to start to figure out what to do.
In a previous blog - Water in the Garden, we explored what would be needed to have an abundant patch, but honestly, there is so much more to the discussion and design.
While the garden is essential to what we do, if you are looking at having animals in your system as well, water is an important consideration.
We can all get caught up in how cute that baby goat is or how we want lots and lots of ducks, but the reality is that if we do not have the water to look after and maintain, then we have created stress in our lives and our system.
To help in our water budgeting, it helps to know the averages. While not perfect, it gives us a baseline to start working from.