Here in California, droughts are part of our natural weather cycles. But when drought conditions persist for long periods of time, it can significantly impact plant health in a number of ways. Lack of water limits a plant’s ability to produce food, and stressed plants can release chemicals that can attract pests. Excessive heat can accelerate the reproduction time of pests. We welcome back Suzanne Bontempo and Charlotte Canner from OWOW (Our Water Our World) to share what can help protect plants during extensive drought conditions.
Scroll down for webinar topic list and resources!
- What is the OWOW program?
- Introduction to the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
- Gardening in California
- How plants react during a drought
- Water for a healthy garden
- How to use water efficiently
- How to conserve water in the garden
- Irrigation troubleshooting
- Am I overwatering or underwatering?
- Irrigation no-no’s
- Tools for conserving water
- Tools to protect our plants
- Additional Resources
- Time for your questions
- Irrigation supplies
- watering hoses
- hose end shut off valves
- Dramm watering wands with trigger nozzles
- Watering can
- Flexible bucket for capturing water indoors
- Moisture meter
- Bags of compost, soil amendment, planting mix
- Bags of mulch
- Organic fertilizers
- dry fertilizers, such as EB Stone Organics and Down to Earth
- liquid fertilizers, such as EB Stone Organic liquids, Fox Farm Big Bloom, PNW Organics
- Plant reference book
- Sunset Western Garden Book
- Plants & Landscapes for Summer Dry Climates
- Golden Gate Gardening