How to Create Visual Splendour with our Hanging Baskets and Planters
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Try planting Strawberries and Tomatoes with some mixed vegetable varieties and/or herbs for a great patio garden using the 35.5cm (14") Basket or 51cm (20") Box Planter.
Step By Step Planting Guide
Select your seedlings (see above for seedling suggestions) and premium potting mix to proceed with planting.
It is recommended you use gloves when handling potting mix.
For this demonstration we used an 28cm (11") hanging basket.
So you can appreciate the size of these hanging baskets we have placed an Australian 50 cent piece beside the basket.
Pre-moisten enough PREMIUM POTTING MIX, not potting soil, to fill the container to within 4-6cm from the top. This allows for a good watering pool.
Fill the container with moist potting mix to the bottom of the bottom row of openings.
Insert your desired plants root ball first into the openings laying the root balls on the potting mix with 1cm of stem inside the container. If you are using plants with a root ball larger than 4cm then gently push the foliage through the opening from the inside of the container.
Add more moist potting mix to the bottom of the second row of openings and repeat step 5, patting down the potting mix and adding more if needed to reach the desired level. Repeat the process until all side openings are planted.
All side openings should now be planted.
NOTE: If you are a wholesale grower or growing for retail, depending on habit of the stock you use, it is not necessary to plant every opening, the potting mix will not wash out of unplanted openings. Plant to your own price point.
Add more moist potting mix to within 4 cm from the top of the container.
Plants in the top should be no more than 5-6cm apart.
Water deeply until water drips from the drain holes in the bottom of the container to assure even hydration to all plants in the bottom rows.
Things to Remember
It is not necessary to plant every opening!
The baskets need to have flower seedlings and plants placed IN THE TOP and FIRST ROW of holes to create the cascading effect. After this the other holes are optional. Keep in mind, the more plants used, the "fuller" the presentation and the more money your customers will pay for the planter.
PREMOISEN POTTING MIX before planting process.
ALWAYS leave 4-6cm in the top of the container for a good water pool.
WATER DEEPLY until water drips from drain holes in the bottom of the container. FERTILISE once a week with a good liquid fertilizer that meets the needs of the variety of plants you are using. Ask your Nursery for advice if you are unsure.
PLANT TO A PRICE POINT if you are a wholesale grower or growing these baskets for retail. Potting Mix will not wash out of unplanted openings.
Always use PREMIUM POTTING MIX not potting soil.
When hanging these baskets or mounting the planter boxes please remember thay can be VERY HEAVY when fully planted. Use only hooks and brackets that are weight rated for the weight of your basket or planter.
We recommend the use of PREMIUM GRADE POTTING MIX to achieve the same results we have shown in our photographs.