A hanging basket is a form of container garden in which the container is suspended in the air. Hanging baskets may be hung from a light pole, a shepherd's crook or the eaves of a home to provide a decorative feature for a landscape. Popular hanging baskets designs often are filled with foliage plants or flowers, but a container-hanging garden also may be filled with vegetables such as miniature tomatoes or culinary herbs for a micro-kitchen garden.
Mix a lightweight potting mix with 1 part sand, 1 part peat moss, 1 part compost and ½ part manure.
Place coconut fibers in the bottom of a wire basket. Cover the drainage holes of plastic or clay container pots with a pottery shard to prevent soil from washing out. Fill the basket with potting soil.
Hollow out a planting pocket in the soil and place the root ball of the plants in the hole. Cover with soil. Water until the soil is as damp as a wrung out sponge
Hang the basket where the plants will receive enough light to grow well. Follow the light requirements specified for your particular plant.
Check the hanging basket twice daily to ensure that the soil is still wet. Keep the container soil as damp as a wrung-out sponge. Water anytime the soil feels dry.