Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rain Water Collection System & My Garden in Early June

Here is my garden as of June 2:

And yesterday the rainwater collection system was complete. Granted, it doesn't look pretty now, but we'll spruce them up and make them a little more decorative when time permits. For now, they're collecting water! It rained this afternoon and each barrel is at least half full! Here's how we did it:

And here you have the rain barrel with the gutters diverted and ready to collect water:

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  1. Fantastic! Your gardens are so tidy! We just ate our first fresh snaps from the garden this evening!

    Thanks for coming by to the Garden Fair!

  2. This reminds me of a children's song... "Why don't you play with me.. into the rain barrel, outside my cellar door.... " something, something, something.. Never made much sense to me as a kid... But YOUR production FARMING system jogged something loose! SUCH a green family, you guys are!

  3. Great garden and fantastic DIY rain barrels! We're looking into implementing those too. So good to be getting your kids involved in the process. :) Pam @ Sallygoodin

  4. How very ingenious! You are one amazing lady! And that was great of your hubby to help too!


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