How To Make A Vertical Veggie Garden In A 55 Gal Drum
So how do you make your garden barrel?
The first thing you ought to do is cut off the rid of the barrel .Use a jigsaw or a hacksaw to do this .Remember you are working with dangerous tools, so you need to be more careful. Don’t forget to wear your safety glasses.
Second, put marks on your barrel depending on what you want to plant or how much. Using fifty as the maximum you can mark forty-five spaces around the barrel and grow the rest five on top. Using my measurement’s make 4 ½ inches by 2 and a space of 3 or 3 ½ in between. That translates to five rows nine pockets each. Cut out the pockets marks and drill small holes on each end.
The next thing you need to do is open up the pockets. You can use a heat gun and heat the plastic slowly. Then try to push the top portion in and the bottom portion out. For this, you can use a two by four timber piece.
Next, drill some holes on the bottom of the barrel just a small area preferable on edge for draining any excess water.
Drill a hole at the center of the barrel and put a tube .you also drill more holes on the tube to allow worms to come in and out then and Fill the barrel with compost.
You need to find something for the barrel to stand on. You can use pieces of timber to make the legs of the barrel. When you are done, you can have fun by coloring your barrel with a color of your choice.
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