It is time to give your garden, kitchen or back porch a new look by taking your container garden off the ground. Growing fruits, veggies and herbs in hanging baskets is an amazing way to free up space in your garden so you can grow another type of plants in it. Furthermore, as you get creative with such an amazing idea, you will be also changing your home’s look due to the fact that plants in hanging baskets make a big and very attractive impact. These are some plants, fruits and veggies you might want to consider for a hanging basket garden that truly stand out.
Other than being a decorative element in your kitchen, tomato plants in hanging baskets are a great and productive way to take up quite a bit of room if you do not count on a patio in your property. Tomatoes which can be planted in baskets can be found in a variety of seeds you can choose from; tumbler, maskotka, garden pearl, tumbling Tom Yellow, tumbling Tom Red are some of amazing variety of tomatoes that you can grow in baskets. Furthermore, in order to grow tomatoes that are at their best picked and can be eaten fresh from the plant, opt for container that are big enough because tomatoes need a considerable space to flourish.
This delicious fruit can easily be grown either indoors or outdoors, strawberries work wonderfully in case space is at a premium in your home and in addition, hanging strawberry plants will not only look very attractive but they are also a useful foo crop. One of the greatest characteristics of strawberry plants is that they are not prone to the insect infestations, which is something very common in plants planted in the ground. You will only need to make sure to provide your strawberry plants with enough sunlight (at least six to eight hours of full sunlight per day), water, fertilizer and of course enough care, once you do this you will have plants that will grow beautifully and will produce for at least three years, after this time the plants will need to be replaced with new ones. Additionally, it is advisable to plant three to six plants in a basket in spring, and water they every day; moreover, if you are going to use a wire basket, be sure you line it with coco fiber, sphagnum peat moss or a basket liner.
In case you own a home with little to no space for a full- fledged garden area is completely possible to enjoy of all your favorite herbs throughout the season in a hanging herb basket. Planting herbs in baskets is an easy as well as versatile way to provide your kitchen with attractive look, you just need to make sure to offer you’re herbs an adequate growing conditions and drainage. There are plenty of fragrant herb plants you can grow in your home; mint, basil, and parsley are some of the options you have to make the outside of your kitchen looking impressive. For a better look, strive to use tiered baskets, they provide herb plants with plenty of soil and so you can grow all of your favorite flavors.
Chard is an excellent leafy vegetable that can suitably adapt any lack of light in your home’s spaces, this member of the beet family does amazing in both cool and warm temperatures. This excellent veggie can be cooked or used raw in salads, it is high in vitamins A and C; and regarding care or maintenance, you will need to cut the plants back when they are about 1 foot tall in order to enjoy it at its best quality. Here are some recommended varieties of this veggie: lucullus, which is heat tolerant, ruby, that can perform beautifully as an addition to your indoors or outdoors due to its bright colors, bright lights, which has multicolored stems.
One of the earliest veggies you can harvest each spring is peas, they may be perfectly planted in hanging baskets if you do not have a spacious patio space, or just because you want to make a visually eye- catching addition to your home. Fill your basket with a growing medium, include a mix of peat moss, vermiculite, wood chips, sawdust and perlite; water your hanging plant daily in order to make sure that your peas do not dry.
Lettuce plants are lightweight an easy to grow, this make them an ideal crop for hanging basket. Lettuce is a vegetable which reaches its maturity quickly, you can provide it with full sun except during summer months, they tend to be really brutal; your lettuce plant can also handle a little shade. You can also interplanting your lettuce plants with strawberries, herbs, or even flowers; as the leaves grow, you can snip off outer ones to eat in any of your fresh meals.