Im not sure about other cities, but it is easy to find barrels of this size in NYC for about $30. It is important that it is food grade or has not been used before as you do not want to eat anything grown in something with trace toxic stuff hanging around.
DIY Containers from A Large Barrel
You will need:- Drill
- Saw/jig saw
- Cleaning solution
- Measuring tape
- Protective eyewear
Steps:1 - Use a cleaning solution to thoroughly clean both the outside and the inside of the barrel.
2 - Use measuring tape to find the middle point on the barrel.
3 - For my jigsaw, I needed to drill a hole on the line where I wanted to cut.
4 - Put on protective eyewear and carefully use the saw to cut the barrel in half.
5 - Carefully, drill 1-inch drainage holes in the bottom of the containers. I also like to do a drainage hole in the lower side of the container as well for extra drainage.
|Notice the drainage on the side.|
Hope this helps!