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

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 46,939

    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.

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  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,729

    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 PeterboroughPosts: 24,895

    There are little tomatoes that go well in hanging baskets

  • quercus_ruburquercus_rubur Posts: 334

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

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/5054902/Best-tomatoes-for-hanging-baskets.html

    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.

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     @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.

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/thursday-specialbuys-20th-june/product-detail/ps/p/strawberrytomato-hanging-baskets/

  • 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.

    http://rainyside.com/container/MossLettuceBasket.html

    Looks like a nice way to grow lettuce.

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