Rainwater Terrace water butts with planters have had an exciting 4 days at the Harrogate Flower Show 2022 demonstrating how these clever water butts work.
They are the most versatile water butt on the market providing not only rainwater storage for use on gardens but provide planting space which is great for and flowers or plants that would go into hanging baskets or small pots as well as a huge variety of salad leaves, herbs and small fruits such as strawberry plants.
All the planters which and detachable from the water butt are self watering as long as some rainwater has flowed through the system.
The Rainwater Terrace water butt & growing system surprises people when they see inside, there is an inbuilt filtration system that catches silt and debris off a roof firstly in the top planter tray and secondly in the top water container this means water collected in the lower water containers is much cleaner which is ideal for car washing. The through flow system not only provides cleaner water butt it acts as an overflow back to the downpipe which ensures the system will never overflow out of the top and the water within the system is kept fresh as the water in the system is constantly refreshed each time new rainfall enters the water butt.
We have enjoyed telling you all about how our water butts work and why they are so unique in comparison to other water butts on the market. If you want to see what our customers think why not see our reviews here
Rainwater Terrace water butts are modular rainwater harvesting and storage units, the design enables the self contained units to be stacked vertically up to 3 units high and expanded horizontally to suit the space available. This flexibility makes these water butts a great solution for educational rainwater harvesting accompanied with the Rainwater Terrace's patented throughflow and growing system.
We work alongside the National Flood Forum as well as several water authorities to install water butts in schools.
It is not only great for the environment to be harvesting rainwater to use on school gardens but a great educational activity for the children to be involved in during lessons.
When using Rainwater Terrace planters there a few things that can be done during the wetter months to help stop the planters becoming too wet or water logged.
First open up the holes in the bottom of the side planters with a sharp instrument such as a screwdriver.
Then put a layer of horticultural grit on top of the capillary mats.
Add more horticultural grit to the compost.
Adding vermiculite might also help to retain some moisture.