Husband set up the rain barrel for me!
It collects water that runs off of the roof of our garage. A bit after I took the photo above, Husband came home from work one day and said, “I’ve been thinking about the rain barrel…” and proceeded to tell me a plan to make my garden watering even easier (he knows me well, haha!). He suggested that we get a soaker hose and run it from the barrel through the garden.
This way, I can go out each morning, open the spigot to the hose, and then come back inside for a while as the hose does all the work for me! I set a timer so that I don’t forget to turn it off later. The photo above shows the initial arrangement of the hose. We have been experimenting with how to snake it around the plants so that they all get a good amount of water.
We were so excited to see how it worked the first time we hooked it up. Since the water pressure is low (there is no pump on the rain barrel, of course!), the water oozes out of the pores in the hose like little jewels. So pretty!
Everything got set up just in time for… several days of storms with heavy rains. I’ve only used the “irrigation system” twice, but I definitely love the way it works!