One of our very favorite tools for change? The Tubtrug, a sturdy-handled bucket that is a water-wise gardener’s favorite companion. The abundance of rainfall in Southern California this year is an invitation to truly harvest the rain. But no matter where you live, a Tubtrug can come in handy. Here’s how to put this tool to good use:
1. Reimagine Rinse Water
Cleaning dishes by hand with biodegradable soap? A Tubtrug in the kitchen sink collects rinse water that you can reuse to nourish your garden.
2. Harvest Vegetables
Carry a Tubtrug at your side as you gather your garden harvest.
3. Mix Soil
Use your Tubtrug to mix together the core components of a nutrient-rich soil.
4. Store Equipment
Stash gardening tools such as hand spades and gloves in your trusty Tubtrug.
5. Collect Cold Shower Water
As your shower warms up, use a Tubtrug to collect cold water that you can then use to water your garden or houseplants!
6. Shop The Farmers’ Market
Short on reusable bags? A sturdy Tubtrug is great for stowing your seasonal haul when you shop the farmers’ market.
7. Carry Materials
Whether you are organizing a community art project or coordinating a workday at the local garden, a Tubtrug is a simple way to carry materials across sites.
8. Hand Wash Laundry
Use biodegradable laundry detergent to wash clothes by hand.
9. Hold Mulch
A Tubtrug helps with the heavy lifting when you’re mulching your garden, creating compost, and carrying soil to refill beds.
10. Container Garden
Convert a Tubtrug into a miniature thriving garden!