55 gal drum garden

washit3March 18, 2012

I am not planting a garden this year because I am sick all my hard work going to keep the deer nice and fat!

I am wondering about this http://bluebarrelgarden.weebly.com/

If I put these up on my high deck it would keep the deers out and I could still have a few home grown veggies.

I have access to lots of these drums, but have a few questions.

How do you know if the plastic is safe?

What is timothy?

Do I need to drill drain holes, and should I put gravel for drainage in the bottom?

Thanks for all your help.

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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

First off GOOGLE timothy. Do not put rocks/gravel in the bottom, as this does absolutly nothing to help drainage.Yes,you need drainage holes .
Probably best to cut drums in half as this will give you two planters able to hold twenty gallons or so of potting mix each.
Or you could try these deer deterents. Hot
Pepper Wax used in conjunction with Coyote Urine seems to be the most effective. also Irish spring soap in the garden

Here is a link that might be useful: Timothy-grass

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 4:00AM
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calistoga_al

Better calculate the total weight on your deck and determine it will not damage it over time. Al

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 9:47AM
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