Save $$ by Making Your Own Hanging Baskets!
To buy a Kimberly fern in a gallon pot cost $9.00. I'm not very good with math stuff, but even I could see it would be lots cheaper to make my own hanging baskets! Granted I had to buy the hanging baskets this year (10.00 a piece) but I will be able to use them for many years to come.
My total, not including the potting mix I already had ended up being $19.00 a piece- a savings of $54.00. In my book, that's nothing to sneeze at! That is $54.00 I can spend on more plants!!!
2. Make a hole in the middle for the plant.
4. Place the plant into the hanging basket. Make sure the roots are at the same level in the new soil as they were in their original pot.
*Note: This is the most often made mistake when planting. Whether you are planting a hanging basket, shrub or tree the plant needs to have the roots at the same level of the original container or slightly above. If the pant is too low in its new space, water will pool around the stem/trunk and the plant gets too much water.
6. Tap the dirt around the plant so it is firmly in the pot and then water thoroughly.
I use Miracle Grow that is a powder and needs dissolving in water. The guy at my nursery doesn't recommend using pellet fertilizer (Like Osmocote) for hanging baskets as it is slower release.
Itsmemic on Apr 01, 2020
Just did a bunch of new planters with coconut liners ...set them out on a sunny day and bammo!!! Went to take them in when it got chilly and all my new plants were on the ground, dirt kicked out of the planters..and birds having a field day !! So? Going back to regular plastic hanging planters and set the coco liners hanging by the birdfeeders. I guess if you cant beat 'em...join 'em :)