Okay folks, I have searched this site. I have searched other CP sites. I have read and done web searches. But, I still can't decide.
I'm about to add a second barrel bog to my setup. My first is in a whiskey barrel half, undrained with a perferated center pipe. The barrel itself was not super water tight so I opted for no drainge and it has worked very well.
The new barrel is in very rough shape so I have added a barrel liner to it. The kind that has a lip that goes over the top edges of the barrel and is meant for a half barrel size pond.
My problem is that I can't decide whether or not to add any drainge holes to it. it will be growing sarrs, VFTS and temperate dews, same as the first barrel. I live along the Mid-Atlantic coast (USA) and go from hot and steamy summers to beautiful fall to cold, wet and freezing winters, with snow to rainy springtimes.
I may take the coward's way out and go undrained this year and if I have issues, then drill some holes in the sides.
Any thoughts and suggestions are welcome.