Edible hanging baskets

August 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

I have been experimenting with edible hanging baskets. The plugs we grow make poking them through the moss walls so easy I really enjoy making them.

Here are the first two attempts:

This one has Red Russian kale, Salad Bowl lettuce, Flame lettuce, lobelia and some pink things from M&S. It looked very pretty for about two months but it had to be fed daily and watered twice a day on the hottest days.

This one was planted with just Dwarf Fernleaf dill and Red Russian kale. It didnt look as pretty and ‘full’ but the harvests were bigger:

Note the hanging basket liner- fronds from any pine/conifer type tree. When picked fresh they are nice and bendy and smell good. After three odd weeks the fronds will dry out and turn a coppery brown colour. When the baskets are finished the whole lot liner and all can be put on the compost.

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