Yeah, it’s rainy season once again! So what better way to “catch and store” those rainwater just flooding our streets?
That’s right! A rainwater collector and storage system!
Since I started urban farming, I’ve been thinking of using rainwater to water my plants. My hydroponics garden uses dechlorinated, piped in water that’s tad expensive. Watering my soil based organic plants with piped in water is expensive too! My fish aquarium is also using dechlorinated water and I just started experimenting aquaponics. What if I use rain water in my aquaponics garden? Lastly, rainwater just flood low lying areas at home. Collecting and storing rainwater for household use should be a simple, practical and cheaper way to mitigate floods. Cheaper urban farming too!
Of course I could have ask someone to make it for me, but that’s kind of expensive. I’m also up for some DIY at home in my garden. So, I’m going to build a layered vertical wooden tower with plastic bucket as a container and a space for plants on the second level.
That’s it. Now you have a simple rainwater collector!
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