Thursday, April 27, 2006

Hanging strawberries and tomatoes

Most of my strawberries and tomatoes are in the ground, but I wanted to try some in hanging baskets for fun and to see if they're less affected by pests and diseases. I had some old wire baskets lying around that seemed like they'd be big enough.

The baskets held a surprising amount of Black Gold organic potting soil, so I don't think they'll dry out too quickly on hot days. I'll still need to check them daily, but that's true of all my pots.

The strawberries look a little sulky because I transplanted them from established beds. They should perk up in a day or two. I wouldn't normally transplant strawberries when they're forming fruit, but this was all done on a whim.

The tomato is 'Sun Sugar' and should cascade nicely over the edge of the basket.

4 comments:

  1. Strawberrys hin hanging baskets looks very good. And the slugs and snails can not get them!

    Sigrun

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  2. Very interesting idea!!I am from Canada perhaps I will try this w/
    Cherry tomatoes!! I am going to do something different w/ my tomatoes this year and will post about it soon. We really cannot start our annuals until May 24th for fear of overnight frost and cold.

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  3. If you're interested in hanging veggies, be sure to check out a clever way of doing it in Albert's Greenhouse Blog.

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  4. I am trying a grape tomatoe in a down under pot this year,after hearing about growing them upside downin a mag last year.The pots look cool(from KInsman)Will have to post on success later.I have grown cherrys in pots before and had good results,I would say though I had best luck using topsoil,potting soils seem to rich and all i got was a humongo plant without fruit.

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