Start With Your Soil
The foundation of any good garden is well-amended soil. Prepare it by enriching it with organic compost that will assist in trapping in moisture and encourage deep roots to grow. Biochar, a charcoal-like substance that is made from burning organic forestry wastes can be a helpful additive, as it both promotes fertility and helps retain water. Mulch is also helpful as it keeps down weeds that may compete for your nutrients and water.
Instead of the traditional row layout that you would normally do, you can plant your vegetables in a block style instead. Grouped together, this can lessen water requirements. You can also choose ones with similar water needs such as zucchini, cucumbers, squash, eggplants, and squash. Avoid broccoli and cauliflower as these tend to hog space and water.
The Three Sisters Garden
The Three Sisters Garden is made up of squash, maize, and climbing beans. This a planting technique that was originated from the Native Americans. What you need to do is fix means in the soil. Corn allows for the beans to grow upward, the bristles on the squash protect corns from earworm while shading the earth, ultimately allowing all three plants to grow in.
Time Your Planting
Plant your vegetables before the peak of summer. This way they will have time to establish a strong root system that will that survive on hotter days. Use a drip irrigation system so water will be deployed when needed, thus reduced almost halving the water consumption.