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How to Build A Rain Barrel. Every gardener and garden needs a rain barrel. By harvesting rainwater you can cut your bills and water your garden for free. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to build your own rain barrels, and this simple design is perfect for any outdoor space. You can connect your hose straight to it, or fill up a watering can.

Tip for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering

Greneaux Gardens: How to Keep Mosquitoes from Breeding in Your Rain Barrel Spring brings mosquitoes to the rain barrels, but this easy trick will keep them away NATURALLY!

Tomato plants like deep watering. Why waste water when you can make a simple reservoir delivery system. Neat idea. The photo says it all.

My husband built this amazing enclosed garden with raised beds by adding onto a trellis he had built a few years earlier. We needed a garden that would keep the deer out.

PVC drip irrigation: This is DIY and AMAZING! I wish I could do this? PVC pipe won't rot in the sun like soaker hoses.The man on this site give very specific, thorough directions.

Top 10 Awesome Ideas for your Garden - Grow vegetables with 10 times less water with "Solar Drip Irrigation.”

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How to Grow Strawberries in Rain Gutters

Grow strawberries in rain gutters!

Worm Tower - Drill lots of holes in a pvc pipe. Bury all but 6 inches in garden. Place kitchen scraps in the hole. Worms will come in and eat and then transfer the "goodies" throughout the garden.

Don't miss out on gardening because of space issues. A few tools and these step-by-step instructions will help you produce a compact vegetable garden.

Place a barrel or a plastic drum near the downspout. Use the rain water later for watering your plants.