Making an edible hanging basket

22 . 04 . 21

We have a really fun activity this month for you to enjoy with the kids. So make the most out of this lovely weather we are having and get out into your gardens to make these very clever, edible hanging baskets.

What you’ll need

  • A wire hanging basket
  • Sphagnum moss planter liner, or sisal
  • Multipurpose compost
  • Plant food or fertiliser
  • A hook or wall bracket and screws to hang your basket
  • Plants: choose from: tumbling cherry tomatoes, strawberry plants, chives, basil, or parsley, lettuce, and trailing nasturtiums

How to make your edible hanging basket

  1. Line your basket with the sphagnum moss or a sisal liner.
  2. Fill the basket you’ve lined with the compost.
  3. Put your plants into the compost in your basket. You can do this in the basket, and by poking holes through the sides of the basket and planting your plants through these holes.
  4. Water your basket well and make sure the plants are firmly in place.
  5. Hang the basket from your hook or wall bracket. Make sure you get an adult to put up the hook or wall bracket for you.
  6. Check your basket every day. Make sure the compost stays wet and give it some plant food about once a week. Feed it and water it and It will give you lots of tasty food all summer!