In the spring of 2010, asked my friend, Bob, who does handyman work, to help build some rain barrels. I had actually acquired two food grade 55 gallon drums from the meat shop just a couple miles down the road shortly after we moved here, but they had been living in my greenhouse waiting patiently for installation. Make sure you use FOOD GRADE BARRELS, not barrels that may have contained toxic substances.
We decided to locate the rain barrels under the stairs so they would be out of the way, but still close to the greenhouse and garden. [Read more…]