The rain barrels are working wonders. We’ve had a few rainstorms in Miami lately and filled up one barrel near the 1/4 mark! Collecting rain water is one thing, but putting it to use is another.
We needed a way to water the garden without wasting a drop. We became super water-conscious and thought about installing a drip irrigation system. We purchased the 100′ Mr. Soaker Hose kit that’s designed to work with low pressure, gravity-fed systems—just like our rain barrels!
We intended to make the school garden as self-regulated as possible, so we installed a water timer on the rain barrel spigot. We can set the water to turn on and off automatically. How cool is that!
After all the preparations were complete, we attached a short line of poly tubing to the water timer, and then to some 3-way connectors, soaker hose pieces, elbow joints and voila! We made a total of 3 columns of 12 foot soaker hoses running down the length of the garden!
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