Water on Wheels
This is such an easy fix and "a wonder for people who haven't thought about it." Or so a friend tells me!
When we have rain barrels collecting rain water, we may need a way to get the rain water to plants. Watering cans are a traditional choice. For my deck plants, I use something better, a large plastic planter on castors to move rain water from my rain barrel around the deck.
The rain barrel is too heavy to put on castors so I settled for a large plastic pot I can easily move. Adding the castors makes moving the plastic pot full of water easier and I can reach the plants at the far corners.
A smaller, plastic coffee can helps me scoop out the rain water. See those little bottles sunk in the pots? I pour the rain water into those bottles so the plant roots are kept moist.
Then I use a shallow round planter with a hole in it as a lid to keep wildlife and bees from falling in.
Works beautifully. Well, apparently except for frogs.
How do you get rain water from your rain barrels to your plants?