Ever since I started my first garden last year I have wanted to create some sort of rain collection system. It especially became a priority since last year saw the worst draught of the past 20 years. Unfortunately, I watched my beautiful, healthy tomato and cucumber plants wither as spring gave way to summer with never a drop of rain in sight. 😦 And treated water simply does not provide the same results as fresh, natural rain water.
The weather has been so gloriously spring-like lately that I had to take a break from all indoor activities and just get outside. I’m actually a little bit late on getting seeds started for my garden, so I decided to pull it all together and get going.
Pinterest is full of great ideas on everything from recipes to home crafts to fashion. I found the idea of recycling toilet paper rolls for the garden here and started saving the empty rolls just a few weeks ago. It didn’t take long to save up enough for my needs, especially since I cut them in half and got two seed pods per tp roll.