WEBVTT 00:00:00.800 --> 00:00:02.033 ♪ ♪ 00:00:02.033 --> 00:00:04.300 Welcome to Plum Landing. 00:00:04.300 --> 00:00:06.600 Build a Rain Barrel. 00:00:06.600 --> 00:00:08.367 Today, we're on a mission for Plum. 00:00:08.367 --> 00:00:11.300 These are looking pretty with all the yellow flowers. 00:00:11.300 --> 00:00:13.767 We are collecting data about how our garden grows. 00:00:13.767 --> 00:00:16.767 My name is Kiana, and that's my sister Kaya 00:00:16.767 --> 00:00:18.300 and my sister Kalea. 00:00:18.300 --> 00:00:21.367 And that's my mom and my dad. 00:00:21.367 --> 00:00:23.233 We decided to have a vegetable garden 00:00:23.233 --> 00:00:24.967 because it's cool to grow your own food. 00:00:24.967 --> 00:00:27.100 Tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli. 00:00:27.100 --> 00:00:28.300 I'm drawing pictures for Plum. 00:00:28.300 --> 00:00:30.233 I think Plum would be interested 00:00:30.233 --> 00:00:33.300 in our vegetable garden. 00:00:33.300 --> 00:00:35.000 We planted this garden at the end of May. 00:00:35.000 --> 00:00:36.600 Now it's the end of July, 00:00:36.600 --> 00:00:39.033 and our vegetables are doing pretty good. 00:00:41.333 --> 00:00:43.067 The water's coming from the rain 00:00:43.067 --> 00:00:45.233 because we're trying to conserve water. 00:00:45.233 --> 00:00:48.267 Our town has asked us not to water our lawns and gardens 00:00:48.267 --> 00:00:50.600 with the hose this summer 00:00:50.600 --> 00:00:53.167 so that we can conserve water for drinking. 00:00:53.167 --> 00:00:58.400 So all the water for our garden needs to come from the rain. 00:00:58.400 --> 00:01:03.267 A vegetable garden needs about one inch of rainwater per week. 00:01:03.267 --> 00:01:06.467 We've been checking our garden every week. 00:01:06.467 --> 00:01:07.467 It's more than one inch, guys. 00:01:07.467 --> 00:01:08.433 That's good. 00:01:08.433 --> 00:01:12.033 We're using a rain gauge to catch the rain 00:01:12.033 --> 00:01:15.767 and tell us how much rain that we're getting each week. 00:01:15.767 --> 00:01:18.633 This is a way of collecting data. 00:01:18.633 --> 00:01:22.100 This is our chart representing the days when it rained. 00:01:22.100 --> 00:01:25.667 We drew raindrops on each day that it rained. 00:01:25.667 --> 00:01:27.033 We checked our rain gauge 00:01:27.033 --> 00:01:30.000 and recorded the total rainfall for each week. 00:01:30.000 --> 00:01:31.333 And since May, 00:01:31.333 --> 00:01:33.367 we've been getting one inch or more per week. 00:01:33.367 --> 00:01:36.267 It's been just enough rain that our vegetables 00:01:36.267 --> 00:01:39.133 are growing beautifully. 00:01:39.133 --> 00:01:40.800 Now it's the middle of August 00:01:40.800 --> 00:01:44.200 and we're going to check out our vegetable garden again. 00:01:44.200 --> 00:01:48.933 Right now, the garden looks very dry. 00:01:48.933 --> 00:01:52.600 Some of the leaves are turning brown. 00:01:52.600 --> 00:01:53.733 Wow. 00:01:53.733 --> 00:01:56.333 There's way less than one inch. 00:01:56.333 --> 00:01:59.467 We might be having a drought because we're not getting 00:01:59.467 --> 00:02:01.067 enough rain for our vegetable garden. 00:02:01.067 --> 00:02:03.733 I'm taking pictures for Plum. 00:02:03.733 --> 00:02:06.967 The plants look kind of sagging and dry. 00:02:06.967 --> 00:02:08.967 They don't look very happy. 00:02:11.433 --> 00:02:14.300 So we decided to make a rain barrel. 00:02:14.300 --> 00:02:17.967 The rain barrel is a trash can, pretty much. 00:02:17.967 --> 00:02:19.567 Can you hold it from the handles here 00:02:19.567 --> 00:02:20.633 because you've got the lid. 00:02:20.633 --> 00:02:22.767 We're setting up a rain barrel. 00:02:22.767 --> 00:02:25.967 That way we can capture the rain that falls on the roof 00:02:25.967 --> 00:02:31.700 and use it to water our garden whenever it needs water, 00:02:31.700 --> 00:02:34.633 not just when it's raining outside. 00:02:34.633 --> 00:02:35.833 Yes! 00:02:35.833 --> 00:02:37.033 We did it. 00:02:37.033 --> 00:02:40.233 Because the rainwater's going to go onto the roof. 00:02:40.233 --> 00:02:42.100 And then it will go down the gutter 00:02:42.100 --> 00:02:44.100 and into the rain barrel. 00:02:44.100 --> 00:02:46.400 Before when it rained, the vegetable garden 00:02:46.400 --> 00:02:49.633 only got the rain that fell on the vegetable garden. 00:02:49.633 --> 00:02:52.300 Now when it rains, the vegetable garden 00:02:52.300 --> 00:02:55.067 will be getting all the water that falls onto the roof 00:02:55.067 --> 00:02:57.333 and falls into our rain barrel. 00:02:57.333 --> 00:02:59.933 All the water it'll collect on the roof 00:02:59.933 --> 00:03:02.533 from all over the whole house, 00:03:02.533 --> 00:03:04.000 it'll all come down the downspout 00:03:04.000 --> 00:03:06.800 and it'll go right into the hole that mom cut. 00:03:06.800 --> 00:03:08.467 Now that we have our rain barrel, 00:03:08.467 --> 00:03:12.267 we'll be able to water our garden 00:03:12.267 --> 00:03:15.100 without using the water from the hose. 00:03:15.100 --> 00:03:16.633 Now it's the end of August, 00:03:16.633 --> 00:03:18.333 and awhile ago we made a rain barrel. 00:03:18.333 --> 00:03:20.500 We're not using anything from the hose 00:03:20.500 --> 00:03:22.033 or the town's reservoir. 00:03:22.033 --> 00:03:24.167 Now, because we have our rain barrel, 00:03:24.167 --> 00:03:28.200 we can get water from previous times it's rained 00:03:28.200 --> 00:03:32.300 and save it up so that times when we need it, 00:03:32.300 --> 00:03:34.167 like when we had that drought, 00:03:34.167 --> 00:03:37.100 we'll be able to use water from our rain barrel. 00:03:37.100 --> 00:03:39.900 Explore your world and then tell Plum about it 00:03:39.900 --> 00:03:43.167 at the Plum Landing site at pbskids.org.