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This is a discussion on I bought a lot within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by 78Terp Pretty much, yes. And we are limited to 2 barrels max ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    Pretty much, yes. And we are limited to 2 barrels max of stored rainwater at one time.

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    So what? Are there rain barrel cops that come around to count how much rain water you are hoarding? Meanwhile, most of the rain water runs down the roads and into storm drains. I watched this Youtube video on the this guy who lives in Tuscon, AZ. He turned an ugly, dry neighborhood into a lush forest of native plants just by removing a section of the curbs to divert water onto the plants. It was illegal to do that, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    Pretty much, yes. And we are limited to 2 barrels max of stored rainwater at one time.

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    Owning the mineral rights should protect you from being fracked.
    Two barrels is a drag. I have 4 now and am planning one more for next year. I've thought about putting in a cistern but don't think the city would allow it.

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    Looks so interesting Chris I wish all the best result with the advised given to you.
    Thank you Zainal! I think I'll need that wish

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    I would assume if a Denver Water employee came across someone with 10 barrels, he could in theory turn that resident in to his employer. I believe Denver Water is the beneficiary/owner of the rainfall and its run-off.

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    Most natural fixation of atmospheric nitrogen into forms available for life is done by microorganisms, either working alone or in symbiotic relationships with plants, but about 5-10% of the total does come from lightning causing direct reaction of atmospheric nitrogen, water and oxygen. Both ammonia and nitrate are formed, and precipitation carries it to the surface. So, whenever there is lightning a little fertilizer falls somewhere.

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    How exciting! Can't wait to see pictures.
    We could give away rain here. My back yard is a lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traci View Post
    How exciting! Can't wait to see pictures.
    We could give away rain here. My back yard is a lake.
    I've been watching it on the news. At least you're being upbeat about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    Two barrels is a drag. I have 4 now and am planning one more for next year. I've thought about putting in a cistern but don't think the city would allow it.
    Just tell folks that, courtesy of the upcoming US election, you're scared, so are putting in a bunker.....but the damned thing keeps filling up with water!

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    And if they don't buy "bunker," just say you have friends in the States that are looking for a place to stay when they escape.

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    Ray, my apologies. After reading the label again I realized it does indeed say 1 tbs and not 1 tsp per gallon. I had already watered my entire collection a week ago at 1 tsp per gallon to build up root systems in preparation for winter. Dang! What a waste. Can I safely do it again at 1 tbs next week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    Just tell folks that, courtesy of the upcoming US election, you're scared, so are putting in a bunker.....but the damned thing keeps filling up with water!
    That might work in some places but we get 12- 14 inches of rain in the typical year in metro Denver. We don't have excess water hanging around. Roads dry up after a rain storm in an hour or less here.

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