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Tina from Ashland, OR
Many veggies can be grown in hanging baskets. Some people like to refer to this as "minigardening".
The best candidates are vegetables with compact or sprawling growth habits like squash, mini peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, runner or pole beans, peas, and cucumbers. Mini, compact, or dwarf varieties tend to work best because the fruits are smaller (and lighter) and less apt to grow too heavy for the plant.
You can certainly use up your "full-sized" seeds; just expect to see diminished returns in fruit size and overall production.
Strawberries, assorted greens, and a variety of herbs can also be grown successfully in hanging baskets. Alone or mixed in with a few edible flowers (like nasturtiums), a hanging basket full of cascading vegetables is both colorful and practical.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
This guide is about watering hanging plants. Maintaining proper moisture in your hanging pots and baskets can be accomplished in a number of ways.