What is the most inexpensive way to conserve moisture in veggie garden? Would covering ground with newspapers help, as I live on limited budget?
Conserve Moisture in Veggie Garden
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Newspaper does work well, though you will need to keep it moist and shredded is better. A mulch of grass clippings or shredded leaves will retain moisture and reduce weeds. Other good options for mulch in the veggie garden include shredded bark or straw. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/whats-the-best-mulch-for-my-garden.htm