I like this bar, I think it could be designed as a welcome desk if it were longer and maybe wider. But, the color is rich and warm and inviting. I think you could put a welcome sign on the front of it. (?)
1" of rain on a 1000 sq. ft house can put about 600 gallons of rainwater into a Cistern. Connected by a downspout, once filled the Cistern distributes the water to the garden through a drip irrigation system.
Jump-start your garden by sprouting seeds with hydrogen peroxide. Keep the seeds moist by using hydrogen peroxide with the water. It prevents the mold and fungus that attacks sprouting seeds. Continue watering with the basic solution after you plant the seeds.