Rain Barrels for the Roof!

May has been beautiful in Vancouver, so far. I have dug out my flip-flops and cotton skirts, and have stowed my Hunters and my raincoat in the closet.

I’m very excited: spring means growing things.

The last few years, I’ve grown things in pots, but this summer, it looks like I might actually get a garden box on the roof. Still a pot, really, just bigger than before!

Parsely, Sage, Rosemary... I spent last summer lugging 4 litre milk jugs that I’d filled with water up the stairs to the roof to water my herbs and vegetables. This year is gonna be different!

I applied to the City of Vancouver’s Greenest Cities¬†Initiative¬† and got a grant to purchase four rain barrels for our rooftop garden. I just bought them and installed them last week (and now there hasn’t been any rain!), and now I’m just gonna let Mother Nature do her thing.

Ain't she a beaut?

Ain’t she a beaut?

And no doubt I’ll be posting garden status updates over the next couple of months.

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