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Hanging herbs develop an attractive trailing habit. They are well-suited for growing in baskets due to their small root system.
Creeping herbs that don't get too large can be planted upside-down and grow vertically, so the main criterion is that the plant won't spread its growth aggressively. Although some herbs are the most comfortable to thrive in hanging baskets, you can grow any plant this way!
Trailing herbs grow upside down, but consider that not all herbs feel comfortable this way. If you are wondering what trailing herbs are, consider these points:
The plant has cascading leaves and resembles a waterfall.
The plant is not too large but invasive and grows aggressively. It takes up a lot of space placed on the ground.
Do a little research beforehand to ensure that the herbs you choose to plant together in a hanging herb garden require the same conditions and will thrive together. Some herbs, like tarragon, rosemary, and prostrate, are heat tolerant and prefer full-sun locations, while parsley, thyme, and mint grow in the shade.
Sphagnum peat moss or a coconut liner
Soil/compost and sand mix
Soak sphagnum peat moss or a coconut liner in the water.
Line the basket with sphagnum moss or a coconut liner and push through the wireframe from the inside.
Cut the plastic bag to fit the inside of the basket and poke drainage holes in the bottom.
Fill half of the basket with soil or compost and sand mix.
Place the tallest herb in the center and all others around it. Space them together 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm).
Fill the basket with additional soil and water herbs. Hang the container in a sunny area and ensure herbs receive 4-6 hours of sun daily.
Whenever you are growing herbs in a sunny or shady garden, general care requirements for hanging herbs remain similar.
Use a good potting mix that drains well and contains organic matter.
The larger the herb basket you use, the more herbs you can plant in it.
Fertilize herbs in hanging baskets regularly with a 12-8-4 liquid fertilizer diluted at one teaspoon per gallon of water. Apply every two weeks in the active growth season and cut fertilization subsequently.
Rotate herb baskets weekly to ensure they grow evenly and the sun reaches all sides of the container.
Mint is the best hanging herb to grow in a hanging basket. It grows densely both outdoors and indoors and doesn't need much attention. Moreover, there are 20 types of mint to choose from!
Also, not-too-large plants, such as thyme, oregano, and marjoram, will grow as well as upside-down plants. Invasive herbs that grow aggressively and take a lot of place in outside gardens are perfect to become trailing herbs grown vertically. Consider lemon verbena, basil, mint, and parsley.
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Fragaria × ananassa
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