How to Make a Whiskey Barrel Garden

Article Posted By: Jae Warren

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A whiskey barrel planter makes an excellent container garden. It can add a touch of rustic charm to a patio, deck, porch, or wherever you choose to garden. The barrels are the ideal depth for growing plants and flowers or a mini vegetable garden, providing plenty of room to support a healthy root system. Best of all, whiskey barrel gardens are inexpensive and easy to make.

In this video, Home Depot Community associate Travis, aka Lawn Ranger, will show you how to put together an attractive whiskey barrel container garden using an evergreen plant surrounded by colorful annuals. He’ll also demonstrate how to prep your whiskey barrel planter with a layer of rocks, nutrient-rich potting soil and mulch to ensure moisture retention and proper drainage.

You’ll see that it’s easy to distill your own whiskey garden in less than an hour and imbibe its pleasures for seasons to come.

Got more questions about whiskey barrel gardens or any other garden topic? Go to the Community Forums to post your gardening ideas, questions, kudos or complaints. We have a gardening expert standing by to help you.

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