Yay! Summer is finally upon us and there is nothing I love more than seeing beautiful flowers on display. Being a novice gardener, making my very own hanging basket is a whole new experience. After my first few attempts a couple of years ago, I’ve grown to appreciate the creation and pure enjoyment involved. Hanging baskets are so easy to craft yourself and will bring you months of enjoyment.
So what do I need?
- 12 plant plug Violas
- Metal hanging basket
- Moss or basket liner
- Potting soil mix
- Garden gloves
- Plant food
Now you have all your items, let’s get started on our hanging basket.
If you are using moss (I used raked up moss from my garden) it’s fantastic at holding water to keep your basket hydrated.
Right, it’s times to get those garden gloves on and start putting as much moss as you can into the metal hanging basket. Some of the moss will leak through the gaps this is fine it will hold the plants.
If you are using a basket liner, it’s now time to place this is your basket and make small hole insertions in the sides, these we will use to put plants through then to flower from the sides of the basket.
Now getting adding the potting soil mix, there should be enough soil to fill up to 1 inch from the top of the basket. At this point add some plant food to the soil if you have any handy.
Now we can start planting. It may seemed crammed in the basket but the more flowers we add the better the bloom. Remember to add some plants to the holes we made in the sides. Although I’ve used Violas for my hanging basket, there are plenty of other plants you can choose but for me I like to keep it simple and basic.
Now we’re all done, all that’s left to do is water our plants thoroughly. Then hang in a sunny area of your garden.
In a few weeks your flowers will start to grow and bloom!
Remember to water your hanging basket daily to a week. Add plant food during the growing season.