rain barrels - something's living in there and fertilizer
So excited to finally have my rain barrels. However, when I peeked inside today, it looked like some small black slimy things were attached to the sides of the barrel in the water. Any ideas what they are? Do I need to get rid of them? If so, how?
Second...I was thinking about the water soluable fertilizers the other day. The kind you mix with water in the watering can or use a hose end sprayer with. And got to thinking... Can I just dump it into the rain barrel and let it dissolve? Will it lose its potency? Is there any downside to this...or is it the fantastic time saver I'm thinking it could be?