A Ton of Garden, A Tiny Space: Vegetables for Hanging Baskets

I find the idea of vegetable hanging from baskets just fascinating. What a cheery way to fill vertical garden space.

Grab a cup of coffee and join me.

(Neighbor Nancy switches her kitchen apron with fresh blueberry stains from baking for the cub scouts to her grimy, sturdy garden apron as she leads you to her potting table overflowing with gardening goodies.)

Vegetables for Hanging Baskets

After the plant name is the variety, followed by the number of plants the holding basket can contain. There is no diameter mentioned on the chart, so I would guess the most common size available…maybe 10″or 12″

Beans, Pole

  • Blue Lake — 3 or 4


  • Patio Pik — 1 or 2

Peas, Sugar or Snow

  • Snow Bird — 4 to 8
  • Dwarf Gray Sugar — 4 to 8
  • Oregon Sugarpod — 4 or 8

8″Hanging Basket


  • New Zealand — 3 or 4

6″Hanging Basket


  • Melody Hybrid — 4 to 6

Nope, that’s not a mistake the smaller basket does get more spinach than the larger. Different variety, you see.

Well, by now, you really have some growing options. I think.

I’ll be back with all the great stuff you can plant in 3.5 or 5 gallon buckets, bushel basket and tubs.

Dig in and join the adventure of providing for yourself, even in a small space.

Go ahead. Click the links below for more container vegetable ideas.

4″pot vegetable

6″pot vegetable

8-10″pot vegetables

Big Bucket, Bushel Basket or Tub vegetables

Windowsill Herbs

Loads of Small Space Strawberries

Is your sunny window a jungle yet? What are you hoping to grow?


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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. I am going to try this! I may even have to reblog your post, if that’s OK by you.

  2. Thank you for this post.. I have tried vertical gardening by using trellis and stakes, but it never occurred to me to try hanging baskets. I really appreciate your creative ideas!

  3. Well, I’m certainly not a financial analyst, but I’m a complete junkie for Bloomberg, Moodies and the Wall St. Journal. About three years ago, I noticed tap dancing around certain subjects. It seemed that no one source wanted to give a true global picture. That’s when we first considered chickens.

  4. Love the blog theme! My wife is a Financial Analyst and she has informed that we (meaning me)need to put in a vegetable garden. She doesn’t see any meaningful economic recovery in the next few years and some pretty serious inflation problems possibly by the end of the year. She called this economic crisis 5 years before it happened so I am thinking that we might even consider canning!


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