If you are planning on making your own herb garden at home, may it be an indoor herb garden or an outdoor herb garden, then you may want to consider making a hanging basket herb garden. Hanging basket herb garden will not just save you a lot of space at home, but it can also make any area look good, since it can act as a decoration. Hanging baskets is really a space efficient type of herb garden and at the same time, it can really accommodate several different herbs in one hanging basket. It may be difficult at first in starting a hanging basket herb garden, especially when you do not have any basic knowledge in gardening.
Different Types of Hanging Baskets
The very first step in making a hanging basket herb garden is to choose, which type of hanging basket you are going to choose, since there are several different kinds of hanging baskets. Here are some of the common types of hanging baskets:
Solid Wall Hanging Basket
Usually, this type of hanging basket for gardening purposes are made of lightweight plastic material. And some materials used in making a solid wall hanging basket is clay, such as terracotta. As the name suggest “solid wall”, the hanging basket has a solid wall and there will be a drip tray at the bottom attached, to collect excess water and other dirt and prevent it from falling into the floor.
Wire Hanging Basket
This type of hanging basket has been famous and widely used by many people, because, the wire hanging basket is very light in weight, durable, and it is also perfect to be used as a decorative. However, wire hanging baskets should have the right hanging basket liner, such as angel moss, coconut liner, plastic liner, or wood fiber liner, for it to properly hold all the hanging basket’s contents.
Fiber Hanging Basket
Unlike the solid wall hanging basket and wire hanging basket, the fiber hanging basket looks more natural. Aside from the fiber hanging basket’s natural look, the fiber hanging basket can also provide better air circulation or aeration to the hanging basket’s contents, which makes it beneficial to the herbs or other plants planted on the fiber hanging basket. One of the major disadvantages of a fiber hanging basket is that it is not as durable as other hanging baskets that were made with stronger and durable materials.