I planted my cool season veggies (snap peas, carrots, beats, radishes, lettuce, spinach, onions) a few days ago. Until the seeds sprout and grow a bit, I use the water from my rain barrel to water them. Hubby bought this one for me several years ago and it collects enough rainwater each year so I can water the seedlings for a few weeks before I bring out the hoses. It sits in the corner of the garden–always within close reach. It has a spout on the bottom, but I usually just remove the lid and filter screen and dip my watering can right in.
Last year I stumbled across an idea to use plastic spoons as row markers. I had some on hand and they hold up well so I can re-use them from year to year.
If you’re wondering why there are strings around the edges of the beds…
…they’re to keep these guys out! 🙂
Notice little white dog’s head is totally immersed in something–at least this time it’s not my garden. 😉