Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Water Harvesting

I thought you might be interested, I finally got the water harvesting system set up in the side yard today.

I can now collect 1350 gallons of rain water to irrigate my fruit and veg during the summer.

The water is collected in these 2 barrels and pumped up into>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> These 2 tanks, the top tank fills first then has an over flow which transfers the water to the lower tank.  I'm gona grow a clematis over these as they are not very attractive LOL.

I still have to put in the water distribution system around the garden, when that's done I should be able to water the whole of the fruit and veg garden automatically by opening one tap on the lower tank. With water as expensive as it is today this will save me a lot of money on watering my crops.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

March zone 8/9

Her first bud of the year. I moved her to a sunnier location last fall, hoping she performs well this year.

Just a few things startign to bloom and grow

Wednesday, March 2, 2011