Great news! Not only did my homemade rain water collection system work…it collected 32 gallons of water! This should be a great help when I start the construction of my garden bed later this month.

^^ 32 gallon trash can made from recycled material, $10, $5 mesh covering to keep bugs, leaf litter, etc. out of the water. My mistake was not installing a faucet system before the heavy rain last night. This will have to come later, once most of the water has been used. I also plan on rigging up a drainage system on my roof to direct the water into the trash can. I got lucky yesterday with all the rain!