Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:10
I am looking for some advice. I have just purchased four easy fill hanging baskets although I am now wondering whether I have bought the right thing or not.
I had intended to put them up at the front of the house which is north west facing and only receives an hour or two of evening sun. Due to this I had intended to plant some begonia in the new baskets. I have seen the giant cascading begonia which look brilliant although I beleive that only a couple need to be planted per basket and they come as tubers The baskets I have purchased have 12 holes and that isnt ever taking into consideration the top of the baskets. So it looks like these baskets could take 15-17 plants.
My questions are:
1. I know that it slightly defeats the purpose but could I use these baskets for giant cascading begonia tubers without planting anything in the sides.or would soil fall out of non filled holes? If ok how many per 14" basket?
2. Could I plant the begonias tubers on top and maybe only fill a few of the side holes with something else or will soil still fall out? If ok what could be planted alongside
3. Alternatively I put somthing else in the baskets but I dont know if I am keen on putting up to 17 plants in each due to a) the cost b) the weight c) the amount of watering d) it just seems too many.
I am not sure if I am over thinking this but any advice would be appreciated.