Friday, June 21, 2013

Gardening tip: save rain water, teach kids reuse!

I want to share just how far collecting rain water can get you. I have estimated my down-the-hill garden (as opposed to my larger garden with a well at Grandma and Grandpa's old place) takes 10 gallons of water every other day right now.

We got 2 inches of rain a few days ago and I collected it in the old wash tub. That netted me 6 gallons of water to use in the garden.

This not only saves money on water, but also demonstrates in a real-life way to Brady the principal of reuse and recycling. You could even do this for house plants.

I just need to get more wash tubs and save even more! Below is Brady's watering can next to mine, and the milk jugs I save (more recycling!) to collect rain water.


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