Grow Your Own Food And Herbs With This Half-Pint Homestead Garden Barrel

If you live in a city and have a small space (a balcony, rooftop, patio etc.) you can still be a homesteader. This Plastic 55 Gallon Barrel Gardening Vertical Tower DIY Project is actually quite easy to create and becomes a wonderful option for urban homesteaders. Vertical gardening, a way to grow your own food such as vegetables, herbs, flowers, even root crops) without using up a lot of space.

It is very easy to construct, just follow the instructions in the video below.

Materials and Tools Needed:

55-gallon Plastic Drum Barrel

6-inch Schedule 40 PVC Pipe

Another 6-inch PVC Pipe (lighter duty)

Permanent Marker

Flexible Plastic Ruler

2 x 4 Timber

Test Plugs

Timber Legs

2-1/2″ Bolts, Nuts and Washer



Jigsaw, with a regular multi-purpose blade

Butter Knife



Silicone Gun Sealer

Hot Glue Gun