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Tomato hanging basket

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is not at its best in April

Plant is not at its best in May

Plant is not at its best in June

Plant is at its best in July

Plant is at its best in August

Plant is at its best in September

Plant is not at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do not To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do To do in May

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Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

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
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Step 1

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.

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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.

Kevin Smith