Hanging basket herb gardens are just perfect for outdoors, it can also be placed indoors where you can have a direct access to all your herbs without having the need to go outside your garden. Placing your hanging basket herb garden indoors will also help in protecting your herbs for sudden changes in the weather and also during winter seasons. Hanging basket herb gardens have also its own share of advantages and environmental benefits that you and your whole family can enjoy.
Hanging Basket Liners
Liners are very important to any kind of hanging basket gardens. Liners, as the name suggest, act as the lining to hold all the contents of your hanging basket garden in place. Without liners, your soil, herbs, and other contents of the basket will possibly fall down the ground. There are several different types of liners that can be used for your hanging basket, such as coconut liner, moss liner, etc. You will have to do a little research on each type of hanging basket liner for its advantages and disadvantages.
Angel Moss Hanging Basket Liner
This type of hanging basket liner is a unique form that came from New Zealand. Angel moss liner is made from sphagnum moss, a type of moss that is commonly found in New Zealand. Sphagnum moss can hold up to 20 times its own weight when placed in water, and it can fully regenerate or grow in just merely 3 years to 5 years.
Preparing the Moss Liner for Your Hanging Basket Herb Garden
Moss liners can rapidly absorb moisture from the soil if it is not soaked for several hours before planting. It is very important to thoroughly hydrate your moss liner hours before planting your herbs in it. Soaking the moss liner for at least 6 hours to 8 hours in water can help in sufficiently hydrating the moss liner. Sufficiently hydrated moss liner will prevent the potting mix of your hanging basket herb garden to lose its moisture rapidly. Since moss liners love water so much, it may require frequent watering for your hanging basket herb garden to remain moisturized. However, if your hanging basket herb garden is placed indoors, watering it daily may not be recommended. It will be best if watering your hanging basket herb garden indoors at least once every 2 to 3 days, depending on the moisture left in your potting mix and moss liner.