Rain Barrels- Free Water!
I’ve been thinking about getting a rain barrel for years, but have never made a move on it. I think the primary use for our home would be to water the plants and maybe even the lawn during the dry Summer months.
So, I did finally start looking at this website Eartheasy this weekend to see some choices. They have six which I feel is a pretty decent selection. What I like best is that there is a bit of diversity instead of just standard looking barrels.
|Nino Rain Barrel & Planter – ‘Plus’ Version – 55 Gallon
The Nino rain barrel holds 55 gallons and is squat and stable in comparison to other barrels. The top of this barrel has a screen for water input on one side, and the other side can be used as a planter.The Nino’s end to end water catchment area along with its rectangular shape means it can be situated in multiple positions around your home.$259 (Free Shipping)
|Peso Rain Barrel – 50 Gallon
The Peso rain barrel holds 50 gallons and has vertical parallel sides, which offer less resistance to expanding ice than constricting shapes. Plus, the cylindrical shape allows a high hoop strength for the quantity of resin used.$209.95 (Free Shipping)
|Achla Rain Barrel – 50 Gallon
This barrel has built-in 4 foot hose with thumb valve that stores neatly in a slot at the top. Made of durable, UV-stable polyethylene. For additional water storage, link two or more barrels together in seconds. A linking kit is included so you can add capacity as your garden expands.$199.95 (Free Shipping)
|Rainsaver Rain Barrel – 54 Gallon
The Spruce Creek Rainsaver rain barrel is designed not only with function in mind, but also aesthetics. The old-style look reminds us of barrels we might see in a winery, or a ship’s cargo hold.$209.95 (Free Shipping)
|Great American Rain Barrel – 60 Gallon
We like this rain barrel because it is 100% reused (olives from Europe were shipped in it) and as such was built strong enough for trans-Atlantic shipment.
$279.95 (Free Shipping)
|Compost Wizard Hybrid Composter / Rain Barrel
Rotating Composter on top and a Rain Barrel on the bottom! Combining the best of both a composter and a rain barrel, the Compost Wizard Hybrid is cheaper than buying both products separately, and takes up less space. Plus, a great feature is the ability to make compost tea.$269.95 (Free Shipping)