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9 plants that grow well in hanging baskets

Lisa Garden on 03-07-2018

Colourful plants enhance the appeal of outdoor and indoor spaces. Whether you want to make the most of a small gardening space or want to bring plants indoors, a hanging basket is the right option for you.

You can grow vegetables, fruits, and flowers in these baskets and hang them in the doorway, porch, and patio. But make sure the plants get plenty of sunlight and water them regularly to keep them fresh and healthy.

We’ve compiled a list of plants that grow well in hanging baskets to help you get started:

1. Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are the go-to option for beginners since they are easy to grow. They can easily adapt to the surrounding conditions and the vibrant colours make the space more appealing. But keep in mind that these plants need abundant water, particularly during summers.

2. Cucamelons

Cucamelons are the miniature version of watermelons but taste like cucumbers and are also known as Mexican sour gherkins. They don’t weigh down your hanging baskets, unlike standard cucumbers. You should keep the baskets in the outdoor space where they can receive plenty of sunlight.

3. Cape Daisy

The plant originates from Africa, which is why it’s also referred to as African Daisy. These plants are drought-tolerant and can last for long without water. But you should hang the pots of flowers on your patio or garden where they get sufficient light.

4. Peas

You can grow peas in the spring or late summers. If you forgot to prepare the garden soil in time, give hanging baskets a try. But don’t forget that these plants can dry out quickly, so you’ll need to water them daily to keep them healthy and fresh.

5. Strawberry

Strawberry plants yield throughout the summer season. They require minimal maintenance so they are suitable for beginners. These plants need 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight. You’ll need to water plants frequently, since they can die in no time in dry conditions.

6. Begonia

If you want to grow indoor plants, you should go for begonias. This plant can sustain in dim light conditions, but keep the soil moist to protect them from drought. Prefer to hang it outside?

7. Million Bells Flowers

Calibrachoa plants prefer well-drained soil with plenty of direct sunlight. If you keep the baskets in shade or forget to water the plants, they will wither in no time. Its pale green leaves with fine stems look good in outdoor as well as indoor settings.

8. Lettuce

These light-weight plants are a great choice for hanging baskets. These plants prefer plenty of sunlight, but you should move them under a shade during summers to protect them from the scorching heat.

9. Herbs

You may not know but most herbs including mint, lavender, basil, thyme, and parsley can grow in hanging baskets. You can hang the baskets in your front garden or kitchen where they can get natural light.