Asked on Mar 9, 2013
Planting tomatoes in a half whiskey barrel.
For the past couple of years, I have tried to grow cherry tomatoes in a faux (plastic from Home Depot) half whiskey barrel to no avail. I was told that I drowned the roots. It would start out pretty but then slowly died and never did bear tomatoes. I want to try it differently this year and wanted to see if someone can help me. I will ask hubby to drill some drainage holes towards the bottom, start with river rock for drainage then good soil. I believe when I watered there was nowhere for drainage so the plant suffered. Please help! I really want to be successful this year. Thanks, Julie