Woody McInish wrote:18 varieties of small tomatoes dry farmed on untilled clay soil in very hot summer, 2018.
14 varieties died or produced very few fruits.
4 varieties were very productive throughout the season. 2 wild tomatoes: Coyote and Matts Wild Cherry. 2 other tomatoes had very heavy yields: Indigo Pear and Yellow Bell.
Gilbert Fritz wrote:Bobb Quinn in Montana is dry farming squash, potatoes, corn, and other vegetables, even watermelons. His town of Big Sandy gets 13 inches of precipitation a year. It is a little cooler on average than Denver, CO, but not by much.
I'm going to give it a try this year.
Tyler Ludens wrote:You might find some helpful ideas in Gary Paul Nabhan's book Growing Food in a Hotter Drier Land which has many lists of specific dryland varieties, and for details about increasing moisture in the land, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume 2 by Brad Lancaster.
Gilbert Fritz wrote:Bobb Quinn in Montana is dry farming squash, potatoes, corn, and other vegetables, even watermelons.