Another rainy week in New Jersey! We complain if it rains, but look at the alternative. Many summers are spent waiting and hoping for a rain day... feast or famine is part of our vernacular when we are gardening. Many of you may have already tried this; harvest the rain in a rain barrel. Today is a perfect day to get this project started, between rain showers of course!
Save money on your water bill. Ever tried to keep track of how much water you are using from the garden hose? Compare your bills from last year to this with a rain barrel being your water source and treat yourself to the difference. Put gas in your tank! Redistribution of my dollar the only way in this economy.
Rainwater is so much more beneficial for your plants. It is naturally filtered so that it doesn't contain minerals or harsh chemicals, both of which plants are sensitive to. Put your plants on a organic diet... they will smile back!
No restrictions. Most municipalites have watering restrictions during the summer that limit the time and frequency in which we can use the water from our outdoor water supply. Usually there are no restrictions on collecting rainwater and when you are allowed to use it. This helps to save municipal costs and resources of treated water. Less energy is also a benefit : no need for incoming and outgoing treated water to be processed and this leads to less operating and maintenance costs of water treatment facilities. LESS TAXES people! Now isn't that music to your ears?
Click here : Instructions on how to make a rainbarrel
Good day for a little Shedaisy!
Click here to listen: I wish I were the Rain ~ Shedaisy