Rainwater is beneficial to any garden, especially for houseplants. Seize every rainy day and collect the much needed water for your plants.
Collect the rainwater
Rainwater is considered to be one of the cleanest types of water, as it doesn’t contain lime and other salts. On rainy days it is better to collect rainwater in large containers such as barrels. They can be placed either under troughs or in an area in which rainwater drains in large quantities.
When the barrel fills with rainwater, cover it with a lid and store it in a cool dark place: shed or basement. Use the collected rainwater to water the plants in the garden on dry days. In this way you’ll do savings and you’ll notice that your plants will grow harmoniously and will be much healthier.
The advantage of collecting rainwater
If you don’t have an irrigation system in the garden, your plants can suffer from lack of water on dry months. Instead of using tap water, which is quite expensive, you can use rainwater which is free.
But if you have a large garden and you can’t collect enough water to water all the plants, use the rainwater only for the most sensitive ones.