Cathy Isom begins her series by giving you some helpful tips for a hanging basket garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
If you can come up with an appropriate place to hang a basket, then you can have a garden!
First things first, make sure you have a sturdy hanger to support the weight of your basket. Ideally, every crop will need a pot that is at least one gallon. The basket itself can be as plain or as dressy as you prefer. You could even mix vegetables in with flowers.
When you plant crops in a hanging basket, sunlight matters. Some crops, such as peppers and tomatoes, love sunlight. While other crops, such as peas and lettuce, prefer cooler temperatures. Also, consider which time of year you plant specific crops. Choose wisely. It’s best to go with smaller plants because of their need for support and headspace in the pot. Hanging baskets will need to have an ideal soil as well as proper drainage so your plants do not drown.
On tomorrow’s This Land, what you should and shouldn’t plant in a hanging basket.
I’m Cathy Isom…