Fruit and Veg in Baskets

Hello, I've not had much luck with gardening so far and I was hoping someone could help me with what fruit and vegetables are ok for growing in hanging basketd, I only have a back yard with 8 wall baskets. 

Thank you x


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,882

    In the past I've grown strawberries in hanging baskets fixed to a sunny fence - they didn't crop heavily but there were enough to  have a few for breakfast with my cereal most mornings.  I put a different variety in each basket to try to stagger the cropping dates.

    Good luck image

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    Nicola, you can certainly grow some of the smaller, determinate tomato varieties in a hanging basket. One plant per basket. Quite a few people in this forum do so and someone will undoubtedly be along to suggest varieties.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,064

    There are little tomatoes that go well in hanging baskets

  • I've grown Tumbling Tom toamtoes in hanging baskets. Here's a link about the best varieties

    I've also tried strawberries, but like Dove, didn't find they crop very well. I've just bought a couple of Mints which trail.

    What soil/compost you use is even more important in baskets/containers than it is in the garden - as is feeding

  • Thank you for the responses, I will have a go on Saturday with some tomatoes, strawberries and mint, fingers crossed! X

  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    I'm growing Tumbling Toms as well, its coming along nicely at the moment. Pic below of current progress.


     @Quercus_rubur how often do you feed your TT's?

  • Ooh they look great, do you think I could grow them now or is it a bit late?

  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    I am no expert but these plants are atleast 2 months old, probably a little longer.  so from seed i would guess no, but if you can find a plant in your local GC you might get one that has already started.

    if you have an Aldi near by they have strawberry/tomato hanging baskets on sale from next thursday for 4 quid.

  • GirlyfoxGirlyfox Posts: 51

    I saw something where someone had put a lot of plug plant lettuces in a hanging basket and it looked like a ball of lettuce and they snipped it as needed as a cut and come again crop very unusual

  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Love that idea Girlyfox, just googled it and found this link.

    Looks like a nice way to grow lettuce.

  • GirlyfoxGirlyfox Posts: 51

    Yes it is a great idea for greenfingered people with limited space, also my daughter and i are growing round carrots this year these are great for pots on the patio.image

  • Thanks Singy, I'll see if I can get some on Thursday, I love the lettuce idea too Girlyfox, I'll try to get some plug plants this week x

  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    I think you could do the lettuce anytime, one seed tray and a packet of seeds and they will be ready in a month

  • Singy, in hanging baskets I feed once a week, and water in between if it's very hot. It's important with tomatoes not to let them dry out, but also not to water irregularly. After years of those wire baskets I now use the solid Stewart ones with a capillary matting on the base. They're cheap and supply water on a small, regular basis

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