How To Make A Vertical Veggie Garden In A 55 Gal Drum
Garden barrels or garden towers are gorgeous but they also save space and water but also people without a large garden can plant vegetables, herbs or any other plants. You can plant several plants in a 4 square feet area. Those who have done this say that it’s possible to grow as much as fifty plants in one barrel so you can have a big garden in a small space.
They are also used for decoration as flowers look beautiful in them. People covet them, but they don’t know how they can make one, they look kind of complicated, but they are pretty easy and fun to make. The best thing about them is that the cost of making one is very low. The main item you need is a 55 plastic barrel which you might have already as many people use them to store water for an emergency. Or you can buy one it only cost around 10 dollars.
You will need
- 55 Gal plastic barrel
- Saws to cut through the barrel
- Tape measure
- Compost and the plants you want to transplant or even seedlings.
When buying a barrel try to find one that was previously used as food safes instead of the ones used for chemicals. As you know chemicals can be very harmful to the plants or even cause harm to your body if you consume vegetables planted grown in them. If you can’t find one clean it thoroughly.
See page 2 to learn how to make a garden barrel