Vegetable Garden Terraces: note the access walkway on each level--most pictures on Pinterest don't have it, but then you're wrestling to get to your tomatoes.

Vegetable Garden Terraces: note the access walkway on each level--most pictures on Pinterest don't have it, but then you're wrestling to get to your tomatoes.

Using a pump to water garden from rain barrel water

How to Add a Pump to a Rain Barrel

collect rainwater for gardens. You can also layer chicken manure  on a screen on top of the barrel to add organic material to the water as a "tea" for your vegetables.

collect rainwater for gardens. You can also layer chicken manure on a screen on top of the barrel to add organic material to the water as a "tea" for your vegetables.

This simple rainwater-harvesting system will put the water where your plants need it most.  Illustration by Elayne Sears. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

A Better Rainwater-Harvesting System

This simple rainwater-harvesting system will put the water where your plants need it most. Illustration by Elayne Sears. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

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