Make My Garden Grow ... in a drought year!
February 8, 2009 8:25 PM Subscribe
Rainwater collection, on the cheap, in a rental?
posted by SpecialK to home & garden (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in a rental house without gutters. I would love to collect rainwater this summer (what little rainwater is expected) to water my garden, but I can't put up permanent structures nor can I attach anything to the house.
Given that we've had pretty much no rain so far this year, I'm guessing that we'll be on watering restrictions in summertime. Anyone with a big bushy produce-forest in the backyard will be suspect and subject to being ticketed. I'm already planning to conserve gray-water wherever possible, and I've planted drought resistant plants, but I still would like to gain some fruits for all my labor. That means I'll need more water than I may able to reasonably supply from the usual sources.
Has anyone seen any good ideas for portable, collapsible rainwater collection? Bonus points if I can make them for free or cheap; double bonus points for ideas that don't require a huge cash outlay.