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Samuel Morton
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Evening all,

I am looking into get a water butt (or a few) for my allotment but I am not inclined to pay out for something that easily eclipse my rental costs for a year.

So I was wondering if there is any way to store water without buying a water butt (or maybe a place to buy them cheaply?).

I know one can get around not buying a composter and making one using pallets, so I was wandering if there is anyway I could get my hands on something which will act as a water butt but will not come with a hefty price tag?

Also any ideas on how to make/items one can use to act as a leaf mould composter?

Many thanks,

Samuel
 
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A permaculture allotment I visited in Bristol had a set-up like this



Maybe check out ebay or ask around to see if anyone locally supplies those type of blue barrels. In Wales I used to pick them up for a few quid at farm auctions, but I'm sure they're available everywhere if you know where to look. Here's a thread to a load more photos of that allotment in case there are any more tips you can pick up from them - Permaculture Community Allotment in Bristol
 
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I find those barrels all the time on Craigslist - if you have one in your area. You can daisy-chain the barrels together so that only one barrel needs to have the downspout in it and only one barrel needs a spigot.
 
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