Project Guide

How to Make a Garden Half Barrel Whiskey Planter

A whiskey barrel planter filled with summer vegetables

When using a whiskey barrel, make sure it has drainage holes in the bottom to let the water out. Fill your container three-fourths full with Nature’s Care Organic Potting Mix to give your plants a sturdy and nourishing foundation. This potting mix also helps absorb water like a sponge to protect against over and under-watering. 


It’s time to make a game plan. Arrange your plants while still in their containers, taller ones in the back and trailing or low plants in the front; don’t let those little plants get covered up! Remember to add some pops of color with flowers or bright veggies. Now that you have your arrangement in mind, gently take your plants out of their containers, loosen the roots and set them in your barrel. Fill in the spaces between them with your organic potting mix.

Feed and Water

Water your containers thoroughly until water runs out of the drainage holes. After about a month, start feeding your plants regularly.  


Bring some friends over to enjoy your new garden and claim your DIY bragging rights!

Keep Them Happy

Keep critters from helping themselves. Nature’s Care® garden helpers are gentle and made for edibles to stop pests and diseases from enjoying your plants before you do.