The whiskey barrel as a planter is a proven method to present your garden prominently. The dimensions of these wooden planters make them ideal for large shrubs or small trees or even as a herb garden, ideal for the outside door of the kitchen. In addition, these barrels last for years, even decades, before they need to be replaced.
The use of whiskey barrels for gardening will regain the rustic nostalgia of the past and create a fascinating planter for your perennials, shrubs, trees or herbs where your neighborhood will entertain. You have to decide whether to use a large whiskey barrel or a half barrel. If you choose half a barrel, decide whether to use it upright or lay it on its side and let your flowers flow out.
Also, think about where you want to place your keg and make sure it’s the right place. When the keg is full, the keg is too heavy to move through the garden. Also consider the size of the plants you will use in the barrel. These containers have a lot of soil capacity for a much larger plant.
Once you have found your barrel and decided what to plant in it, you will need a large drill to drill drainage holes in the barrel. Drainage holes must be drilled in the sides of the drum between the lower two metal straps. Drill at least 4 holes around the bottom of the barrel for an upright planter or 4 holes on the side lying on the bottom for a planter lying on its side, making it look like your flowers are spilling out.
If you drill the drainage holes in the bottom of the keg, you will not have good drainage, especially during a longer rainy season, as the weight of the keg after dirt, fertilizer and water weighs the keg, which does not work. let it off completely.
For best results, use a growing soil mixture such as peat moss, as it is sterilized and contains no insects. In addition, this type of soil ensures that you do not get weed seeds. A growing soil mix is highly absorbent, meaning that a larger root system can grow for your plant. If the soil is in the barrel, add a good 8 to 9-month soil fertilizer instead of a 3 to 4-month fertilizer like Miracle-Gro.
Otherwise, the fertilizer runs out in June when you plant your keg in April. Use a pot, eg. A hanging pot to make a mark large enough for the root ball of the plant in the middle of the grime. If using an existing plant, gently remove the plant from the pot with your hands and place it in the hole formed with the other pot.