Taking care of your garden is synonymous to watering your plants. Hence, in this world where you just have to think wisely, why not consider the freaks of global warming such as rains for reuse? Well for one, if you have empty barrels or containers, why not use them as holders of collected rainwater which you can in turn use when the hot season sets in. It may be a discomfort while it is the rainy season but why not save them for the prickly heat days and do gardening the economical way?
“I had been looking at cisterns and rainwater systems for several years – the drought just pushed up the timetable,” he said.
Rain barrels were common a century ago, says John Harrod, backyard habitat coordinator for the Delaware Nature Society.
“You think about your homesteaders and your people living in cities before you had municipal water,” he says. “Back in the day, every little town out West probably had a rain barrel connected to each house or gutter.”
(Source) Citizen Times