The rain barrel that is. My bigger garden bed is quite a distance from the house, not to mention we are on a well here, so last year watering it was an issue. I put some buckets at the garden to collect rain water, and filled gallon jugs every couple days that I hauled out. This year however I want to put up a couple rain barrels. Ideally I want one at each corner of my garden plus one out behind the house for my raised beds. I don’t know if this will be enough, if not I’ll be hauling again.
I found some very simple directions on how to make your own barrel using a trash can on Mikes Garden Blog. I think this is what I’m going to make. I’ll put a screen across the top to keep bugs and such out, then hope we get rain to fill them up. Maybe I can get a couple made before the snow melts and get a start with snow melt. Guess I better price trash cans.
Until next time – Happy Gardening!