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Ask Organic Gardening: Rain Barrel Hygiene. Should I drain or clean out the water in my rain barrel that drains from the asphalt roof?

milk crate composter

Milkcrate Composter (vertically Stacked)

Milkcrate Composter (vertically stacked) - I intend to make one of these, or maybe two or three, to keep out by the garden. What a great idea! Super cool, apparently composting isn't as easy as creating a heap! At least I hv one crate do far!

Dos & Don'ts When Making A Rain Barrel For Rainwater Collection Did you know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof?  A gravity-fed rainwater collection system - rain barrels! photo by vinzcha on Flickr

Do's & Don'ts When Making A Rain Barrel For Rainwater Collection

A gravity-fed rainwater collection system - rain barrels! photo by vinzcha on…

How to Build a Rain Barrel, Plus Care and Maintenance

How to Build a Rain Barrel, Plus Care and Maintenance

The Most Pesticide-Laden Produce: You won't be questioning organic after reading this list. | From Organic Gardening

Buying Farm-Fresh Food Shopping at one of the farmers' markets in the US is an enriching experience.

Fiskars, Rain Barrel Diverter Kit, 59626935 at The Home Depot - Mobile

Fiskars Rain Barrel Diverter Kit

Rain barrel with rain chain. Does this "rain chain" work like a gutter/downspout?

Rain barrel with rain chain. Does this "rain chain" work like a gutter/downspout?

Rain Barrel Basics:Prep, Placement, Pests  Mosquitos release their larvae in standing water, so rain barrels are mosquito magnets.  Some gardeners add a goldfish or a few guppies to each barrel. The fish will eat mosquito larvae as soon as they hit the water. But don’t combine fish with either of the other methods in this article. Lots of good information here.......

A few rain barrels will provide hundreds of gallons of water from downspouts, saving on utility bills, feeding plants and diverting water from foundations.

How to Make Your Own Coldframe: Organic Gardening

a Simple cold frame will extend your season into the winter months. One of these plans include using hay bales to make a cold frame.

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