February 21, 2024

How to Plant Up a Hanging Basket with a Coffee Sack

Coffee Sack can be bought from The Horsebox Coffee Co for £2 each. All profit goes to One Tree Planted.

How to Plant Up a Hanging Basket with a Coffee Sack:

  1. Select a Suitable Hanging Basket and Coffee Sack:
  • Choose a sturdy metal hanger suitable for hanging baskets.
  • Place the coffee sack, opened out, into the metal hanger, ensuring it covers the entire interior. One coffee sacks will make to liners.
  1. Prepare the Potting Compost:
  • Fill the coffee sack with peat-free potting compost, leaving enough space for the plants to be inserted.
  • Gently press down on the compost to ensure it’s evenly distributed.
  1. Choose and Plant the Plants:
  • Select a variety of plants suitable for hanging baskets, considering their growth habits, colors, and sun exposure.
  • Make small holes in the potting compost to accommodate the plants.
  • Carefully remove each plant from its container, loosen the root ball, and place it into the prepared hole.
  • Fill in around the plants with additional potting compost, gently firming it down to secure the plants in place.
  1. Water the Basket:
  • After planting, thoroughly water the hanging basket until the water drains out from the bottom.
  • Ensure that the potting compost is evenly moist but not waterlogged.
  1. Trim Excess Coffee Sack:
  • Use scissors or a sharp knife to carefully cut off any excess coffee sack material extending beyond the edges of the hanging basket. If you would like cut some oles in the sides of the sack and plant trailing plants or veggy’s.
  1. Hang Up and Enjoy:
  • Choose an appropriate location for your hanging basket, considering the light and temperature requirements of the plants.
  • Hang the basket securely from a sturdy S hook or bracket.
  • Regularly check the moisture level of the potting compost and water as needed.
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy your beautiful hanging basket filled with plants!

Remember to provide ongoing care, including regular watering, fertilizing, and occasional deadheading or trimming as necessary, to keep your hanging basket thriving and looking its best.

At the end of the year, put the sack and flowers into a compost bin.

Happy gardening!