Syd is the guardian of the rain barrel:) I haven't went as far as I would like on my garden, but at least I have water out there. There is no spigot near my garden spot....except my neighbors hose. I know, they would object if I used their hose to water my garden! I had to fight for garden space on my own rented property last year, so I am walking softly at this point. So far, I have planted winter onions, regular ole onions, radish. I have peppers and tomatoes in containers. I am taking it slow. I composted in this space all winter long.