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25/09/2012 at 17:32
Hey everybody. Not sure this is in the right place but I'm looking for some sort of pot to hang from my balcony hand rail. Want to use them to grow tumbling tomatoes. Any links to suitable products would be fantastic!
25/09/2012 at 17:40

Trying to visualise a balcony hand rail but could you adapt an ordinary wall basket that has a flat back?-perhaps a photo of the spot would help ??

25/09/2012 at 17:46

I have some saddle planters on my balcony, the cheapest place to buy them is ebay.

25/09/2012 at 19:24
The saddle planters I have bought wont fit securely and it gets quite windy up here. A hanging basket with a flat side is the sort of thing I am after yeah. Just wondered if there was a bespoke product like it.
25/09/2012 at 21:08

Hello, there are some pots available that are designed to fit over balconies, don't grow any veg so don't know how suitable they would be for growing tomatoes.

25/09/2012 at 21:12

If hanging planters from a balcony be mindful if there are people living below. A planter with holes in the bottom is going to drip water when watered on a daily basis,  particularly during the summer if you are growing tumbling toms.

Purchasing a planter without bottom holes but with a reservoir for water is advisable so if you do have neighbours living below this won't drip.        

27/09/2012 at 21:50
Yes zoomer. Struggling to find anything other than the "greenbo" brand ones
28/09/2012 at 21:48

Ebay currently have some metal balcony planters which hook over the rail, not sure how secure they would be on a windy day though. 

29/09/2012 at 22:58

Check out website www.hanginggardenuk.com

They sell planters made to order, sounds perfect.

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