Welche Regentonne ist die Richtige?
Chances are you're putting your rain barrel on the balcony because you don't have your own garden. So you need a smaller volume, because you need less irrigation water on average. In addition, a large barrel takes up too much space and seating. However, if you add a filter, you don't have to use the rainwater exclusively for watering flowers. Purified water is also suitable for household use.
- Disguise a rain barrel as a stone
- Ways to disguise a rain barrel
- Filling a rain barrel
Note: Always pay attention to the statics when you set up a rain barrel on the balcony. A filled container can weigh up to several tons.
Conventional rain barrels (€ 149.95 at Amazon *) in dark green are not a pretty sight. Especially not on the balcony, where the models are difficult to hide. The trade now offers attractive objects, for example in the form of a wine barrel. Alternatively, you can find out here how to disguise your rain barrel yourself.
- Little water gain due to the small volume.
- Must be placed directly on a downpipe.
- Rainwater could start to stink.
- Few opportunities to build a pedestal to mount a tap.
- Mosquito larvae in summer (a lid is recommended here).
Hibernate the rain barrel on the balcony
Wintering a rain barrel on the balcony is easily possible. To do this, you should empty the model by at least two thirds of the amount of water. If a layer of ice forms, you should break it up regularly. You can also wrap an insulating film around the bin.