Whiskey barrel has been tried by many and is indeed a true method to achieve a prominent kind of display for any sort of garden. The size of the wooden planters will make it perfect spot for the larger shrubs or the smaller tress, or those herb garden which can be ideal for your kitchen door.
Moreover, you can ensure that these barrels will last for many years and will not require replacement in a short period of time due to its durability feature.
In using the whiskey barrels for gardening, it will capture the rustic nostalgia of the past time and it will create a captivating wooden planter for the herbs, shrubs, and perennials, which will be one of the talks in your place. IT is very important that you are going to decide whether you want to use the full-size whiskey barrel for your plants or the half-size whiskey barrel which will only occupy small space.
If you are to decide to go for the half barrel then you need to decide if you want it standing upright or you want it sideways and have the flower go lowing out on it.
It is hard for the whiskey barrel to move once it is already full, that is why it is very important that you are going to decide where are you going to place it once you started planting on it. It is also very important that you will consider the kind of the plant you will use in the whiskey barrel. If you want to have a much bigger plants, then this will be ideal since it can hold lots of soil into its container.
If you already have the barrel with you and you have decide what will be the plant you are going to put here, you will need to drill now a large bit of drainage holes into the sides of the whiskey barrel. Then after that you will then drill a holes into the sides of the barrel that is between the bottom two metal straps of the container. IF you are going to drill into the bottom of the whiskey barrel, you will not have a proper kind of drainage most especially if there is a prolonged period of rain that will come into your place. The reason behind this is the weight that accumulate like dirt, fertilizer, and water will drag the barrel down the soil and will also leave the water trapped in the whiskey barrel making it soaked and hard to remove once the rain stop.