Tomato hanging basket

Do it:


Takes just:

30 minutes

At its best:

Jul, Aug, Sep

Some varieties of tomato are well suited to growing in hanging baskets, and this space-saving display is perfect for small gardens and balconies, especially if you want to try your hand at growing fruit and veg. Choose a sunny, sheltered site for your tomato hanging basket and keep plants well-wateted. Within weeks you'll have lush plants laden with cherry fruits hanging over the sides like red jewels.

You will need

  • Cherry tomato plant, e.g. 'Tumbling Tom' or 'Gartenperle'
  • Hanging basket with coir liner
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Slow-release fertiliser


Line your hanging basket with coir and fill with compost. Add slow-release fertiliser, and plant the tomatoes around the edge, facing outwards. Water well and allow to drain thoroughly before hanging the basket.


Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Boost your tomato crop with a regular liquid feed – just dilute the feed in water and apply it once a week. Begin to feed once tomato plants start to produce flowers, and continue through the entire growing season.

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