Temperate Climate Permaculture
The RainSaucer is a rain harvesting tool. It is portable. It is durable. It can be connected to many different collection systems (buckets, barrels, troughs, etc.) It is also not that expensive at only 55.00. I like the idea of this, much cleaner than what comes off the roof...
How to Grow Watermelons
How to grow watermelons: They do not like "wet feet" but they need at least an in of water each wk. You can trellis up watermelon plants, and once the plants set fruit, support the burgeoning melons with slings, which can be made with cheesecloth, nylon stockings, or old T-shirts. If the sling completely covers the fruit, it provides protection from insects. In addition to saving space, trellising improves air circulation and helps prevent disease.