Planting a Hanging Basket
Edible and aromatic herbs always seem tastier when at eye level and baskets can look spectacular when planted with a range of leaf colors and textures. Hang near the kitchen or barbecue for a readily accessible herb garden.
Check that the basket has a good number of drainage holes in the base and sides—a skewer pushed through the liner several times from the outside will help. Partially fill with top-quality fresh compost and gently firm.
Carefully remove the plants from their pots and if the roots are congested, gently tease them out a little. Arrange and space out the hardy herbs first, filling larger gaps with tender herbs such as basil.
Add more fresh compost around the roots, gently firming down in stages, until the herbs are at the same planting level as in their pots. Trim back any damaged stems or bruised leaves and use later.
Water well before hanging your basket and make sure that excess moisture drains away. Select a robust hook and hang carefully as large baskets can be very heavy—especially when wet.
Hanging Herb and Vegetable Basket
Having a hanging basket filled with herbs and tomatoes is convenient and easy. Learn what you need to to have your own.
Planting herbs you regularly use for cooking is fresh and a great way to always have them on hand.
How to Plant an Herb Container Garden
Herbs have been grown all over the world for centuries for their flavor and goodness. Used in a variety of ways, such as our recipe for Herbal Sun Tea, you too can learn how to plant your own herb container garden.
Planting a Shrub
Use these step-by-step instructions to easily plant an evergreen shrub.
Plant a Hanging Basket for Summer
Floating globes of flowers and foliage add a lush look to patios and balconies throughout the summer.
Plant a Winter Hanging Basket
In mild climates, seasonal hanging baskets add a splash of color to the garden throughout the coldest months.
Make a Hanging Basket
Seasonal hanging baskets are easy to make, and can vary from the delicate and gentle to the big and blowzy. Plant the dominant plants on top and some decorative trailers around the sides.
How to Plant a Cactus Container Garden
Yee-haw! Turn a container into a desert landscape by filling it with prickly cacti and other succulent plants.
Selecting Plants for a Tropical Garden
The key to planning a tropical kitchen garden is making sure everything is edible and that the vegetables, fruits and herbs also provide color and fragrance.
How to Plant Hanging Baskets
Use baskets to display spots of color around your home and garden.
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