and Caring for a Hanging Basket
Please read and follow these instructions
carefully and your success will be assured.
1. Pre-moisten enough POTTING MIX, not potting soil, to fill the container
to within 1 ½” of the top. The 1 ½” allows for a good
2. 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 ½” of stem inside
the container. If you are using plants with a root ball
larger than 2” then gently push
the foliage through the opening from the inside of the container. 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.
3. Add more moist potting mix to the bottom of
the second row of openings and repeat step 2 patting down
the potting mix and adding more if needed to reach the
4. Add more moist potting mix to the bottom of
the top row of openings. Repeat step 2 again gently patting
down the potting mix and add more if necessary.
5. Add more moist potting mix to within 1 ½” of
the top of the container. Repeat step 2 using the same
variety of plants you used in the sides. This gives the
container a balanced look. Plants in the top should be
no more than 3” 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.
Potting Mix Capacities:
10” Basket - ½ cubic
11” Basket - .80 cubic ft.
12” Basket – 1.2
14” Basket – 1.5 cubic ft.
20” Planter – 1.8
40” Planter – 3.6 cubic ft.
depending on brand used)
Things to Remember!:
1. ALWAYS leave 1 ½” in the top of
the container for a good water pool.
2. WATER DEEPLY until water drips from drain holes
in the bottom of the container.
3. FERTILIZE 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.
4. USE POTTING MIX not potting soil.
Wave Petunias, Supertunias, Surfinias, Cascadia Petunias,
Super Cascade Petunias, Tidal Wave Petunias, Million Bells,
Bacopa, Star Series Zinnias, Ivy Geraniums, Scaevola, Trailing
Lobelia, Verbena (Taipan), Superbena, Nerembergia, Black
Eyed Susan Vine, Nemesia, Sutera, Impatiens,Bagonias, Mums,
Coleus, and many others. Try Strawberries or Tomatoes with
some mixed vegetable varieties for a great patio garden
using the 14” Basket or 20” Planter Box.