While we wait for it to fill up with rain water, I started planting summer squash, zucchini, lettuce, swiss chard and heirloom tomato seeds indoors. I already can’t wait to get these suckers into large planters so we can put this rain barrel to use! It did rain for the past few days and already collected about 10 gallons. Since we’re funneling this rain water that has collected from our rooftop, it’s a little dirty when we peered into the rain barrel. But that’s ok! We’re only using it to water plants!