As a nature teacher, I am absolutely delighted with this vertical planter.
The barrel is a little higher than my knees, and about as wide as my feet firmly planted. Fully loaded with one large bag of potting soil, it's as big and heavy as I am willing to muscle around.
I picked the sandstone color, which is true to photo.
We have broccoli going as a fall crop, and are already harvesting greens from the side pockets. Buy the dollie so you can spin it around more easily.
Jessica Hoagland, Green Spiral Tours - St. Louis, MO
We love our little garden barrel planter!We planted green peppers and many different kinds of herbs. We had an extremely hot and dry summer but with the unique watering system in the garden barrel we had a successful little garden.
Monica Venhaus, Illinois
My son and I both are big salad eaters. It's wonderful just to go pick some fresh greens. I've made kale chips which both boys eat. My eye Dr. suggested that I really up my kale/Spinach for eye pigment. Having this right outside on the deck is really convenient (and not digging in the mud)
Amy Ditty - Leeton, MO
I purchased the garden barrel as a gift for my father for Christmas. Although he hasn't been able to use it yet, he was very excited about it and I was impressed by the size of it. Andy is a very nice guy and I love supporting a local business with a product made in the U.S.A. I look forward to purchasing one for myself and letting others know about it. How convenient to have a mini garden right out your door!
Ashleigh - St. Peters, MO
I got one for my mother as well. Before we left her house, she commented that she would probably be buying another one. Great product Andy. And great customer service.
Jeff Beshore - Lamar, MO
I saw "my little garden barrel" at a silent auction last
year. I did not win the bid, so I came home & researched it online. I
bought one & absolutely love it! I planted cherry tomatoes, mint, cilantro,
peppers & herbs. It was great snipping herbs right off my barrel &
using them in drinks/sauces, etc. Highly recommend this for yourself or as a
April Baker - Villa Ridge, MO
and I purchased two Little Garden Barrels (and also the roller support stands)
last Spring at a Home Show in St Charles, Missouri. I was somewhat skeptical at
first about how much I would like it. However, I got some potting soil and
small plants, and decided to try them out. I planted zinnias, cherry tomatoes,
strawberries, chives, and portulaca (my grandma called it "rose
I can't believe how much produce and beauty I received from my Little Garden
Barrels in so little amount of space they take up. I actually had to purchase
six foot wire supports for the cherry tomato vines. We had a lot of
strawberries. The chives were great. And the beautiful rose moss and zinnias
We have experienced growing wonderful plants in a very small footprint area.
And we are going to buy two more Little Garden Barrels this Spring.........
It's a great product!!
Duane Parkinson - St. Charles, MO
I can't say enough about this product. I purchased
one in 2013 to use as an herb garden. I grew a banana pepper on the top and
lemon thyme, greek oregano, basil, sage and various ornamental flowers on the
side. If you are short on space, or just want a compact herb garden, this is
the product for you. The only "problem" I had was some of my herbs
grew too much and blocked plants on the lower levels. This could have been
easily remedied by my keeping up pruning/trimming. The barrel can also be quite
heavy when loaded with plants and soil, so purchasing the dolly is recommended
but certainly not necessary. (I did not purchase the dolly and used a wheeled
plant base I had at home already. Please forgive me if the dolly I am talking
about is not available on their Amazon store; I do know it is available on
If you are wondering how much potting soil it uses: purchase 3 cu ft and you
will be fine (if you are like me, you will spill some in the loading process).
Customer service is great, too. I had a question about the watering tube and
received a quick response; I also had several questions about what soil to use,
when to change it, what types of plants can I use in it -- all answered
promptly and professionally.
Megan Goss - Pacific, MO