Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Tuesday Re-Use-Day - 4

On each Tuesday for the next few weeks I will be featuring photos of things that are re-used around Scarecrow's Garden.

Remember to click on any of the photos to enlarge them! smile

*The Re-used items are written in bold!

Water

The best way to re-use rainwater is to store it in a rainwater tank.

These 15 litre mild detergent containers have been well cleaned
and re-used by connecting the taps on the bottom
to the 13mm feeder hose of the dripper system.
They are then filled with water by watering cans.
See how here

Ice cream and cake containers
make handy 'saucers' for pots when going away.
The water in the containers should keep the pots moist.

A 2 litre milk bottle with a hole in the lid
becomes a handy waterer with a slow flow.

2 litre drink bottles fit onto special spikes
(or make small holes in their lids) upended
and used to slowly water plants.
This is especially good for pots and containers
which need to be slowly watered.
Cut off the bottle bottoms to make filling them easy.

This detergent tub has been re-used for a source of water,
for hand washing, near Doc's workshop.

These 5 litre containers are filled with water
and stored in the hothouses
to absorb heat during the day and give it off at night.

These drinking water containers are
re-used to store rainwater in the hot houses.
They not only supply warmth at night
but also provide an emergency water supply.

This ex-pickle barrel has been utilised in our grey water
(from washing machine) recycling system.
See Here


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