While we love when it rains and Mother Nature takes care of watering our gardens for us, we also love taking that opportunity to collect water for our rain barrel to be used at a later date and time.

Before we get to how to make a rain barrel, let us get to the three main reasons we love having a rain barrel and utilizing this in our gardens:

  1. It is a free resource
  2. Nutrition for your plants
  3. Reduces pollution in rivers and streams

While you can head to your local garden shop and pick up a rain barrel, honestly, we find that making your own is not only cheaper, it is also really easy.

In this video from Okanagan Waterwise, Gord shows how easy it can be to make your own rain barrel and start putting that natural resource to use!