All homes aren't all blessed with big plots of moist soil. It's just a hard truth of life. That's why growing fruits and vegetables from baskets you can hang on your balcony, deck or just the one random tree in your yard is a genius compromise.
People with shady yards should use a basket to help your cucumbers find the light, since these vegetables need full sun to thrive. When the stems turn a dark green color, you'll know it's time to dig your cucumbers up to enjoy.
You're about to have a lot more strawberry shortcake in your life. To help these red berries flourish, make sure the basket isn't filled to the rim, so that there's space for watering. And be sure to water them daily!
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If you have a deer problem, hanging baskets are a genius way to keep cherry tomatoes out of reach. Just make sure you pick out a container that's big enough, because these fruits need lots of space to flourish. If you're an impatient gardener, this variety grows super fast.
Instead of using soil, fill your basket with a growing medium, such as a mix of peat moss, vermiculite, wood chips, sawdust and perlite. To keep the basket from becoming too heavy, harvest the peas as they grow, instead of waiting to pick of them at once.
If you're lacking light, this leafy green is an excellent vegetable to grow because it doesn't need full sun. Once the plants are a couple of inches tall, space them out using a second hanging basket so they have room to grow.
Keeping mint, basil and parsley around for dinner prep is a pro move — and hanging them right outside your kitchen window is even more impressive. You can use a tiered basket as well, which provides plenty of soil to grow all of your favorite flavors. Learn more at The Forest Feast.
Leaf lettuce is an easy vegetable to grow for novice gardeners, since it reaches maturity quickly (weeks faster than some other lettuce) and can handle a little shade. As the leaves grow, feel free to snip off outer ones to eat as you please. Learn more at A Spicy Perspective.