|Rain barrel on the corner of my front porch |
with raised vegetable beds visible in the background
and Envoirocycle composter on the right
|hose bib at bottom of tank|
From an energy efficiency and sustainability perspective, this reduces the electrical usage of my 1500 Watt well pump. In a dry summer I can go through hundreds of gallons to water my vegetable beds and flower gardens. I don't worry too much about the lawn which is mostly weeds that I just cut down as I am less concerned with appearances than I am functionality. In my small raised vegetable beds, I grow rhubarb, strawberries, basil, chives, nasturtium, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, and some occasional herbs.