I mentioned in a previous post that its been a very dry spring here. With our cistern getting uncomfortably low even with all of our water conservation efforts, we decided to be proactive and take measures to ensure we can meet our needs.
There is a place in Nanaimo where you can purchase water for something like $16 for 1000 gallons, there is an application process for that and we have applied and should hear sometime this week. Regardless, we hope to be able to find purchasable water somewhere but either way, you need something to put it in.
On Facebook Marketplace we found some water totes. They were previously used for simple syrup (sugar water used in things like Tim Horton's Ice Caps and other cold drinks, so they are food grade and many many people use them for water, especially gardens but even to store for their own home use.
We arranged to buy one and then decided enroute that 2 would be simpler as we could reload quicker and then just pump one from the truck to one in the garden. They have an intake on the top and a spigot on the bottom so they are perfect for this application.
2 water totes for water storage (naturally, as I type this it is raining...)
Our corn has been put in finally. These are sweet corn, the POPcorn is still sprouting in the greenhouse.
Our landlord put his corn in just a few feet from ours.
It will be interesting to see the difference as the summer progresses between ground cover with soaker hose and 'free range' corn.