In my attempt to keep to a strict budget for unneeded items I’ve decided to replant my hanging baskets from last year and I need your advice. I purchased 2 of these very full, lush baskets last season and paid $50 each for them (I know, crazy right?) After the flowers were spent I pulled them out and added a fall arrangement after that I removed it all and kept the baskets. Right now I have the baskets setting in the sun to warm the soil.
Here’s where I need some help….my plan was to buy a 59 cent package of wave petunias and replant the basket myself. Sounds much cheaper doesn’t it? I’ll move the baskets into the house until there’s no chance of frost and keep them in the sunlight. Do you think this can be done and achieve a nice basket again? I know I will need to fertilize along the way and not overwater while the shoots are young.
Any advice you can give me would be great. I’d love to have blooms again for pennies, and would be delighted if it actually worked. So for all you gardeners out there throw in your 2 cents, I need all the help I can get.
Should I replace the existing soil, when should I fertilize, any specific brand of seeds that seem to be more productive, how many seed packets to one hanging pot? You get the idea…..