All the plants in this basket bear an edible crop: the tomato fruit, nasturtium flowers and parsley leaves. You could even impress your family or guests with a “hanging basket salad”, using all three together.
- 36 cm (14 in) hanging basket
- Sphagnum moss
- Slow-release plant food granules
- 6 parsley plants
- 3 trailing nasturtiums
- 3 ‘Tumbler’ tomatoes, or similar
1: Line the lower half of the basket with moss.
2: Plant three parsley plants into the side of the basket by resting the rootballs on the moss, and feeding the leaves through the side of the basket.
3: Line the basket to just below the rim and fill with compost. Mix a teaspoon of slow-release plant food granules into the top of the compost. Plant three nasturtium plants into the side of the basket, just below the rim.
4: Finish lining the basket with moss, being careful to tuck plenty of moss around the nasturtiums.
5: Plant the tomato plants in the top of the basket.
6: Plant the remaining three parsley plants amongst the tomatoes in the top of the basket. Water well and hang in a sunny position. Liquid feed regularly.
Gardener’s Tip: If you would prefer to grow your plants organically, plant this
basket using an organic compost and
use natural plant foods such as pelleted chicken manure or a liquid seaweed feed. Plant in late spring or early summer