One of my difficulties with DF is the need to constantly produce drinks. The main reason this is a difficulty is because my still constantly cancels producing drinks, complaining that it doesnt have drink-mat-producing plants. However, I do have plenty drink-mat-producing plants.
The issue is that they are all stored in a barrel, and when a new plant sprouts the dwarfs will take this barrel and move it to the farm plot to pickup the new plant. During this time, the still believes that there are no materials to produce drinks with. How can I avoid situation?