Create an Edible Hanging Basket
Hanging baskets don't take up much room or require a lot of care.
Stuffed full of herbs and veggies, they can offer beauty and fragrance
as well as the ingredients for salads and stir-fries. Your container can
be plastic or a moss basket, but the minimum size should be 12 by 10
in.. Measure out enough potting soil to fill the container and mix in
(1/2 cup) of organic fertilizer and 3 tsp. E.B. Stone Sure Start. Gently
arrange your plants, water well, and enjoy watching your garden grow and
Vegetables and herbs require sunlight and warmth to produce well, so
pick an area with full afternoon sun. As with any container, the soil
will dry out quickly: be sure to water regularly, sometimes even twice
daily. Vegetables are heavy feeders, so supplement the organic
fertilizer you mixed into the soil at planting time with an application
of liquid kelp or fish fertilizer every 10 days.
A hanging basket garden is also great for those who are tired of
battling slugs. Being up and off the ground makes them somewhat slug
Italian Hanging Basket
Center a 'Juliet' tomato in your hanging basket and surround with
Italian flat parsley, lettuce, eggplant, cucumber and basil.
Herb Hanging Basket
Plant your choice of chives in the center and surround with curly
parsley, trailing rosemary, silver thyme, sweet basil, cilantro, purple
sage, and poke in five nasturtium seeds.
Asian Vegetable Hanging Basket
Surround a 'Tumbler' tomato with 'Siam Queen' basil, mizuna, gai lan,
'Snow Wind' snow peas, 'Lemon' cucumber, cilantro and 'Brunia' lettuce.
Mexican Hanging Basket
Use a 'Sweet Million' tomato as your centerpiece in this one and
surround with a 'Teddy Bear' sunflower, cilantro, 'Early Jalapeno'
pepper, 'Salad Bowl' lettuce, chives, 'Canary Yellow' Swiss chard and a
'Salad Bush' cucumber.
Salad Bowl Hanging Basket
Plant a 'Red Pear' tomato in the center and surround with chives, 'Red
Sails' lettuce, 'Salad Bowl' lettuce, 'Lemon' cucumber, curly parsley
and two pansies.