The DIY Farmer

Hanging Vegetable Garden

Are you considering growing a hanging vegetable garden? Many people prefer this type of gardening to most other types. When they have plants on their porch or deck, they enjoy having a nice salad during the summer months, while they get out of the house. You can grow virtually any vegetable you can dream of in a hanging container garden. Here are some of the best vegetables for your hanging containers.

Cucumbers – This is a no-brainer when it comes to hanging vegetable garden ideas, but just for reasons of fact, let me tell you why. Pickling cucumbers are an excellent choice because they’re smaller than other varieties and therefore the vine will hang low, not consuming much space. Cucumbers can also be used in salads and are great when paired with roasted potatoes. You can also grow sliced or pickled cucumbers, which are the easier of the 2 selections.

Tomatoes – these are one of the most popular choices for home-grown vegetables. There are many varieties of tomato plants that can easily be incorporated into your hanging vegetable garden. These beautiful and easy to grow plants can be planted almost anywhere, even on the side of your house or in other smaller areas, because they’re so versatile.

Flowers – the list of flowers you can grow with a hanging vegetable garden is simply amazing. They can be grown on a hanging pot, in a window box, in the lawn or on a patio. You can even have them indoors if you want to reduce the water bill during the summer months. The main thing is to make sure you have plenty of sunny, well drained soil for your flowers to grow in.

Beans – growing your own beans is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh whole foods in your own kitchen. With a hanging vegetable garden, you can grow a variety of beans from your indoor garden and they will grow quickly and healthy. Try growing red, pink or white kidney beans, French beans or split bean plants to name a few.

Other hanging basket garden ideas include cucumber plants, tomatoes, onions, radishes, green onions, spinach, squash, herbs, peppers and many more. Grow vegetables that require limited space such as carrots, beets, onions, peas and carrots. Some of these vegetables don’t need to be transported from the garden to the kitchen. Growing them to give you the option of picking them up when you want them, instead of having to wait until they’re ready to eat. This makes eating them a pleasant experience, instead of one of monotonous boredom. Enjoy experimenting with various hanging basket garden ideas and see how much fun it can be to grow your own vegetables in limited space.

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Finn Anderson

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