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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEA curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Gardening.

Hanging basket gardens are common even if you aren’t stuck in an apartment. Using your space wisely is just a good practice. Porches and patios are ideal spaces for a hanging plant. Even if they aren’t a food production variety, they can be used to add a bit of life to vertical spaces.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:

Plant it using any method that is organic or better.
You do not need to make the hanging system yourself.
Pot a hanging basket or other hanging plant system.
Monitor the growth of the plant.






To document and become certified for this BB provide photos or video (less than 2 minutes) showing the following:
- Show the materials prior to potting
- Show the fully potted plant hanging
- Show the plant after it has increased in size/growth
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I love house plants and it’s often hard to find a perfect place. We have tiny windowsills so hanging in front of a window is a great solution. I hung three plants all above head height but low enough to get a good amount of day light. I turn them 180 once a week so they grow evenly.

The ceiling in the house are plasterboard fixed to joists. I needed a good anchor that would spread the load. These are rated for 60lbs. My pot plants weigh around 10lbs after watering.



I wanted to put one here.



I checked for wires and joists before marking and installing the anchors



Three plants, three pots







Three plants hanging







The Zebrina has grown the most and here is a picture taken today, one month later

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Note: Well done, nicely documented.

 
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