Building a Hanging Garden: Tips for Beginners

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A hanging garden is not only an excellent idea, but it works wonders too. Trust me when I say this – you really don’t need to be a specialist in gardening, neither will you need to overwork to get an ornamental and great-looking garden. All you need are fitting hanging garden planters, and half your work is done. 

Some of the benefits that are having hanging garden containers have:

  1. These containers are ready to be used and come with their own directions for soil filling and seedling planting. In separate manual planters, you would need to make the planters from scratch. Moreover, these pre-made planters have standard sizes and standard holes. You may not obtain the perfect container sizes right away if you try to make your own. Also, you would need a utility knife or a drill to create a hole. Not many time-starved gardeners would want to invest their energy and time in this DIY container activity.
  2. You can use these containers for planting various types of herbs, vegetables, and flowers for a garden that happens to be hanging (upside down). 
  3. Since these plants growing upside down do not really touch the ground, there is less possibility of insects and weeds destroying the fruits or the blossoms. It also limits the chances of the fruits completely rotting away.

Watering the seedlings is relatively simple. The crops are remarkably healthier when they are planted in hanging cultivators. The water and nutrients flow straight through the plants via gravity, making them healthy and vibrant. 

Inserting the seedling to prepare your Hanging Garden

  1. For growing upside-down vegetables, let’s say tomatoes, in a hanging planter, all that is needed is some good potting soil that you should mix with fertilizer and compost. You can pick ready-made potting soil which has a mixture of all three from your nearest garden shop, or Amazon can save the day for you. 
  2. Next, pick the plant seedlings that you need for your Garden.
  3. Before putting the plants in the containers, all you need to do is separate the holding cup. Slowly slide in the seedling and leave as much of the stem as possible. The stem will sprout more roots giving an added advantage.

Watering the plant

  1. Fill your container with potting soil using a cup (a clean small cup is sufficient for this). If you fill the planter straight from a heavy potting soil bag, then this can damage your seedling.
  2. When it’s filled adequately, substitute the container’s top lid (the container comes with its own lid). 
  3. Add a gallon of water to the container such that the soil is sufficiently moist. This helps the plant to properly soak up the nutrients. It will make your garden healthier.

Ensure that you follow these steps for getting the Hanging Garden that you want.

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