A Tomato Watch update:
The Black Krims are getting soooo close.
A couple Amish Paste tomatoes are distinctly reddish now.
And on the rain barrel front, a weekend of off and on showers and a couple good rains nearly filled them! The storm on Sunday filled a third of all three barrels in 20 minutes!
There's roughly 125 gallons of water stored there. I haven't had to water anything since last week, but the inaugural watering will probably happen later this week.
I know these barrels won't come close to filling all my garden water needs for a season, especially considering that La Grande typically gets very little rain during the summer to fill the barrels, but every bit helps, right? That's 125 gallons of water I won't be taking out of the city's municipal drinking water supply.