Frequent question: Can you plant vegetables in a whiskey barrel?

What can you plant in whiskey barrels?

Some good choices include dusty miller, foliage spikes, pansies, petunias, nasturtium, lobelia, begonia, marigold, zinnia, impatiens and just about any other annual that will fit your sunlight needs for your area.

What vegetables can you grow in a barrel?

Sow cool-season vegetable seeds such as broccoli, lettuce, radishes, green onions, spinach and turnips in the early spring or late summer. Plant cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, peppers, squash and tomatoes after all danger of frost is past.

Can you plant perennials in whiskey barrels?

In a large whiskey barrel planter, eight to 10 perennials can be planted. In a smaller barrel, keep the number to four plants to prevent overcrowding. Disregard spacing suggestions for landscape planting and opt for a close, 3 to 4 inches between plants in the barrel.

How long will a whiskey barrel last as a planter?

Life expectencies seem to range from 2 to 20 years.

How much soil does it take to fill a half barrel of whiskey?

A standard half barrel will hold around 4 cubic feet of soil, but we used roughly 3 for ours because the plants we put in it had rather large root balls. We used a moisture control potting soil which ran us about $14 at Home Depot.

THIS IS FUNNING:  Does higher alcohol content mean better wine?

How do you keep a whiskey barrel from falling apart?

A bit of water inside will help keep the wood swollen, but as insurance, you can put a nail or three below each of the rings to stop them falling in the event the barrel does dry out and shrink. Eventually the bands fell off – because the swelling of the barrel went down – and the wood is starting to pull apart.

What vegetables can grow in 4 inches of soil?

Mustard, Salad Greens, Radish, Garlic, Mint, Marjoram, Thyme, Asian Greens.

How many tomato plants can you plant in a whiskey barrel?

The plant will grow tall and wide, and it will have a root system as wide as the plant. Many of you will grow your tomato plants in containers. I have talked to many people who will plant three tomato plants in a whiskey barrel planter or put one tomato plant in a 10- or 12-inch pot.