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  1. #1
    Karen Guest

    Default Hanging basket that grows food question

    I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.

    I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.

    This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    to add to the pot?

    thanks
    Karen

  2. #2
    Serene Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question

    Karen wrote:
    > I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    > in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    > when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    > round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    > on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >
    > I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.


    Wow, those are really cool!

    >
    > This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    > in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    > and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    > to add to the pot?


    Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html

    Serene

  3. #3
    Serene Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question

    Karen wrote:
    > I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    > in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    > when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    > round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    > on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >
    > I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.


    Wow, those are really cool!

    >
    > This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    > in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    > and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    > to add to the pot?


    Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html

    Serene

  4. #4
    Woolstitcher Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    > in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    > when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    > round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    > on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >
    > I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.
    >
    > This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    > in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    > and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    > to add to the pot?
    >
    > thanks
    > Karen


    You could make a pizza garden, Grape or cherry tomatoes can be planted
    upside down in a hanging basket, they look amazing and can grow as much as 6
    feet down. Chives, oregano, basil, tyme (tyme is lovely and will also creep
    down the sides). I would plant the tallest plant in the middle working your
    way out to the smallest plant. Don't forget to turn your pot every few
    days.
    Gords, mini pumpkins, mini cukes are also nice and will vine all the way
    down.
    Best of luck.



  5. #5
    Woolstitcher Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    > in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    > when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    > round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    > on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >
    > I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.
    >
    > This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    > in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    > and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    > to add to the pot?
    >
    > thanks
    > Karen


    You could make a pizza garden, Grape or cherry tomatoes can be planted
    upside down in a hanging basket, they look amazing and can grow as much as 6
    feet down. Chives, oregano, basil, tyme (tyme is lovely and will also creep
    down the sides). I would plant the tallest plant in the middle working your
    way out to the smallest plant. Don't forget to turn your pot every few
    days.
    Gords, mini pumpkins, mini cukes are also nice and will vine all the way
    down.
    Best of luck.



  6. #6
    TammyM Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Karen wrote:
    >> I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    >> in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    >> when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    >> round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    >> on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >>
    >> I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.

    >
    > Wow, those are really cool!
    >
    >>
    >> This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    >> in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    >> and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    >> to add to the pot?

    >
    > Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    > http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html


    I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?

    TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those horrible
    things!



  7. #7
    TammyM Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Karen wrote:
    >> I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    >> in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    >> when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    >> round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    >> on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >>
    >> I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.

    >
    > Wow, those are really cool!
    >
    >>
    >> This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    >> in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    >> and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    >> to add to the pot?

    >
    > Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    > http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html


    I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?

    TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those horrible
    things!



  8. #8
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question

    TammyM wrote:
    > "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Karen wrote:
    >>> I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    >>> in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    >>> when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    >>> round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    >>> on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >>>
    >>> I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.

    >> Wow, those are really cool!
    >>
    >>> This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    >>> in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    >>> and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    >>> to add to the pot?

    >> Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    >> http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html

    >
    > I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    > <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?
    >
    > TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those horrible
    > things!
    >
    >

    Certainly they will get hornworms if their parents are in the vicinity.
    Easy to get rid of though, just pull them off and squish them. Same worm
    that is on tobacco plants and will also eat other members of the
    nightshade family.

  9. #9
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question

    TammyM wrote:
    > "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Karen wrote:
    >>> I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    >>> in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    >>> when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    >>> round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    >>> on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >>>
    >>> I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.

    >> Wow, those are really cool!
    >>
    >>> This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    >>> in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    >>> and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    >>> to add to the pot?

    >> Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    >> http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html

    >
    > I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    > <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?
    >
    > TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those horrible
    > things!
    >
    >

    Certainly they will get hornworms if their parents are in the vicinity.
    Easy to get rid of though, just pull them off and squish them. Same worm
    that is on tobacco plants and will also eat other members of the
    nightshade family.

  10. #10
    TammyM Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:8xBYj.45618$[email protected]..
    > TammyM wrote:
    >> "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Karen wrote:
    >>>> I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    >>>> in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    >>>> when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    >>>> round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    >>>> on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >>>>
    >>>> I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.
    >>> Wow, those are really cool!
    >>>
    >>>> This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    >>>> in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    >>>> and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    >>>> to add to the pot?
    >>> Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    >>> http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html

    >>
    >> I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    >> <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?
    >>
    >> TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those
    >> horrible things!

    > Certainly they will get hornworms if their parents are in the vicinity.
    > Easy to get rid of though, just pull them off and squish them. Same worm
    > that is on tobacco plants and will also eat other members of the
    > nightshade family.



    <Faint!> :::thud:::

    TammyM, quick with the smelling salts!



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    TammyM Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:8xBYj.45618$[email protected]..
    > TammyM wrote:
    >> "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Karen wrote:
    >>>> I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    >>>> in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    >>>> when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    >>>> round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    >>>> on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >>>>
    >>>> I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.
    >>> Wow, those are really cool!
    >>>
    >>>> This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    >>>> in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    >>>> and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    >>>> to add to the pot?
    >>> Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    >>> http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html

    >>
    >> I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    >> <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?
    >>
    >> TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those
    >> horrible things!

    > Certainly they will get hornworms if their parents are in the vicinity.
    > Easy to get rid of though, just pull them off and squish them. Same worm
    > that is on tobacco plants and will also eat other members of the
    > nightshade family.



    <Faint!> :::thud:::

    TammyM, quick with the smelling salts!



  12. #12
    Serene Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question

    TammyM wrote:
    > "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..


    >> Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    >> http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html

    >
    > I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    > <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?


    Don't know, but I'll ask!

    >
    > TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those horrible
    > things!


    Awww. There, there.

    Serene

  13. #13
    Serene Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question

    TammyM wrote:
    > "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..


    >> Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    >> http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html

    >
    > I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    > <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?


    Don't know, but I'll ask!

    >
    > TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those horrible
    > things!


    Awww. There, there.

    Serene

  14. #14
    dejablues Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:8xBYj.45618$[email protected]..
    > TammyM wrote:
    >> "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Karen wrote:
    >>>> I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    >>>> in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    >>>> when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    >>>> round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    >>>> on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >>>>
    >>>> I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.
    >>> Wow, those are really cool!
    >>>
    >>>> This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    >>>> in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    >>>> and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    >>>> to add to the pot?
    >>> Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    >>> http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html

    >>
    >> I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    >> <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?
    >>
    >> TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those
    >> horrible things!

    > Certainly they will get hornworms if their parents are in the vicinity.
    > Easy to get rid of though, just pull them off and squish them.


    I'd throw them out into the yard for the birds - birds love them! I haven't
    seen one in years, maybe it's because I have a bird feeder right where I
    plant tomatoes.



  15. #15
    dejablues Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:8xBYj.45618$[email protected]..
    > TammyM wrote:
    >> "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Karen wrote:
    >>>> I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    >>>> in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    >>>> when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    >>>> round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    >>>> on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >>>>
    >>>> I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.
    >>> Wow, those are really cool!
    >>>
    >>>> This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    >>>> in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    >>>> and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    >>>> to add to the pot?
    >>> Tomatoes should do well. TOTGA (my ex) grows tomatoes in these:
    >>> http://topsyturvys.com/10001.html

    >>
    >> I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    >> <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?
    >>
    >> TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those
    >> horrible things!

    > Certainly they will get hornworms if their parents are in the vicinity.
    > Easy to get rid of though, just pull them off and squish them.


    I'd throw them out into the yard for the birds - birds love them! I haven't
    seen one in years, maybe it's because I have a bird feeder right where I
    plant tomatoes.



  16. #16
    TammyM Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "dejablues" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:g0v2f4$ndd$[email protected]..
    >> TammyM wrote:
    >>> I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    >>> <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?
    >>>
    >>> TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those
    >>> horrible things!

    >> Certainly they will get hornworms if their parents are in the vicinity.
    >> Easy to get rid of though, just pull them off and squish them.

    >
    > I'd throw them out into the yard for the birds - birds love them! I
    > haven't seen one in years, maybe it's because I have a bird feeder right
    > where I plant tomatoes.


    Ahhhh! Perfect! I'll plant next to the bird feeder. Then again, all I'd
    have to do is see one of those things in a bird beak and I'd be off my food
    for a week....

    TammyM



  17. #17
    TammyM Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "dejablues" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:g0v2f4$ndd$[email protected]..
    >> TammyM wrote:
    >>> I suspect this is a dumb question but I'm not proud: do they still get
    >>> <shudder> tomato worms when grown this way?
    >>>
    >>> TammyM, gonna have nightmares tonight at the mere mention of those
    >>> horrible things!

    >> Certainly they will get hornworms if their parents are in the vicinity.
    >> Easy to get rid of though, just pull them off and squish them.

    >
    > I'd throw them out into the yard for the birds - birds love them! I
    > haven't seen one in years, maybe it's because I have a bird feeder right
    > where I plant tomatoes.


    Ahhhh! Perfect! I'll plant next to the bird feeder. Then again, all I'd
    have to do is see one of those things in a bird beak and I'd be off my food
    for a week....

    TammyM



  18. #18
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "TammyM" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Ahhhh! Perfect! I'll plant next to the bird feeder. Then again, all I'd
    > have to do is see one of those things in a bird beak and I'd be off my
    > food for a week....


    I read recently in a gardening column that they can be aggressive.
    As if I wasn't already scared to death of them. So I googled
    hornworm aggressive to see if it was true, and what popped right
    up, http://www.tammysrecipes.com/tomato_hornworms ... That's
    not your website, is it, Tammy? heh

    nancy


  19. #19
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "TammyM" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Ahhhh! Perfect! I'll plant next to the bird feeder. Then again, all I'd
    > have to do is see one of those things in a bird beak and I'd be off my
    > food for a week....


    I read recently in a gardening column that they can be aggressive.
    As if I wasn't already scared to death of them. So I googled
    hornworm aggressive to see if it was true, and what popped right
    up, http://www.tammysrecipes.com/tomato_hornworms ... That's
    not your website, is it, Tammy? heh

    nancy


  20. #20
    Kswck Guest

    Default Re: Hanging basket that grows food question


    "Karen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >I have these hanging baskets in my patio. The basket itself has holes
    > in it, where you can plant impatiens, petunias, lobelia, etc., and
    > when it fills out, the holes can't be seen, and it looks like a big
    > round flowery basket. Hard to explain, but you can look at the picture
    > on http://www.hangingbaskets.com.
    >
    > I've enjoyed my two baskets for several seasons.
    >
    > This year I am going to plant something food like instead of flowers
    > in one of the baskets, perhaps strawberries, chives, cilantro, basil
    > and maybe a cherry tomato plant in one of them. Any other suggestions
    > to add to the pot?
    >
    > thanks
    > Karen


    Lemon Thyme?



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