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Tomato hanging basket


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.

Plant it: May
At its best: July - September
Takes just: 45 minutes

How to do it:

Planting the tomato in the hanging basket


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.

Our tip

Pick the tomatoes as they ripen to encourage the plant to produce more fruit. Over the summer, trim away any leaves that shade ripening tomatoes.

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mhairip 24/11/2011 at 15:28

i live in a flat in london and only have windowsills. i have been desperate for ideas on how to grow vegetables, and which varities to grow. strawberries did well. this article has been very useful, but i was wondering if it would be possible to adapt the idea for a pot rather than a hanging basket? thanks !

ken_barnett 23/03/2012 at 14:55

Can I replace the black eyed susan with nasturtiums, I would like to pickle their seeds

Garden Maniac 18/05/2012 at 22:10

Hi -
From experience,you can grow these anywhere, really - I have a garden with dogs, so nothing can be low level - I have had success with pots bags and baskets, up to and including beefsteak tomatoes and all my veg are in bags, pots or planters, with the same effect. If they are started inside and well established, they will grow happily in whatever you choose to grow them in. They are quite tough really! Hope this helps! Jules

Garden Maniac 18/05/2012 at 22:13

PS - try tumbling toms - in pots or baskets, they are great and low maintenance and produce masses of fruit!

chriswall 15/05/2014 at 22:41

Great planting idea, but I love tomatoes with basil, so I'm going to give that a try. Pick and serve with mozarella!