National Children's Gardening Week - Grow an Edible Hanging Basket

National Children's Gardening Week - Grow an Edible Hanging Basket

Looking for something to do with the children? This edible hanging basket's a great little project to have fun with in the school holidays.


Here’s what you’ll need!

A wire hanging basket

Moss basket liner, or sisal

Multipurpose compost

Plant food or fertiliser

A hook or wall bracket and screws to hang your basket

Plants: choose from: tumbling cherry tomatoes, strawberry plants, chives, basil, or parsley, lettuce, and trailing nasturtiums


  1. Line your basket with the moss or sisal.

  2. Fill the basket you’ve lined with the compost

  3. Put your plants into the compost in your basket. You can do this in the basket, and by poking holes through the sides of the basket and planting your plants through these holes. Make sure you take your plants out of any little pots or packaging they were sold in before you plant them in your basket.

  4. Water your basket well and make sure the plants are firmly in place.

  5. Hang the basket from your hook or wall bracket. Make sure you get an adult to put up the hook or wall bracket for you.

  6. Check your basket every day. Make sure the compost stays wet and give it some plant food about once a week.

  7. As your basket grows treat it like a pet – feed it and water it well and it’ll give you lots of tasty food over the summer!


We'll be releasing fun activities  every day during National Children's Gardening Week.