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On our street in the summer everyone has hanging baskets. Usually filled with annuals like petunias and impatiens. This year I would like to partake, they make the street look nice! Can I make a multi-season hanging basket? Can I make one where i can reuse the plants from one year to the next? Can hanging baskets be perennial?

I have irrigation so water isn't a problem, but my house does face north so there isn't much sunlight.
 
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A lot of "annuals" are actually perennials. Tomatoes and peppers, for instance. They just can't handle frost. Bring them in, over winter, and you have a headstart on next year. Tomatoes should do well in a hanging basket, just let them sprawl! Grow some lettuce in another one. Sweet potatoes would be good to try.
 
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Charli,
Did you ever try this? I am also looking at what to put in some hanging baskets.
 
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Chari said, "Can I make a multi-season hanging basket? Can I make one where i can reuse the plants from one year to the next? Can hanging baskets be perennial?



I often have several hanging baskets going year after year.
Purslane, lemon balm, parsley, and Egyptian Walking Onions.

I bring them inside to overwinter them, except the onions as they can survive very low temps.

We also have tomatoes growing in the garden almost year-round. It is nice to have tomatoes in December.
 
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danielle gao wrote:Charli,
Did you ever try this? I am also looking at what to put in some hanging baskets.



I did try but was never hugely successful- just not enough space in a hanging basket for much plant nutrition. I still do hanging baskets, but propagate my own plants for them and do new ones every year. Usually heuchera and fuschia- they survive overwinter in the greenhouse and can be replanted.
 
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