Perfect Pairing Hanging Basket

Starting an edible garden can feel overwhelming. Concentrate on pairing just two of your favorite plants to create a wonderful hanging basket.

One of the vegetable garden's greatest matches, tomatoes and basil, seems like it was meant to be. The plants and the flavors mesh well, and these edibles are super easy to grow. Try planting them together in a hanging basket where they're easy to reach. We recommend these varieties:

A: Tomato 'Tumbling Tom' — 2

B: Lemon basil — 1

A: 'Tumbling Tom' Tomato

'Tumbling Tom' is a cherry tomato variety with bite-size red fruits. This plant can drape more than 20 inches over the side of a pot, making it perfect for hanging baskets. This plant prefers full sun, so hang your basket in a bright spot.

B: Lemon Basil

Ocimum x citriodorum is a summer treat; there's nothing as refreshing as a sprig of lemon basil. This easy-to-grow herb produces leaves with a light lemony fragrance and flavor. Like most basil varieties, lemon basil is low maintenance and great for container gardens.


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