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-watered. 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 and liner
- Multi-purpose, peat-free 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 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.