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Most of my strawberries and tomatoes are in the ground, but I wanted to try some in hanging baskets for fun and to see if they’re less affected by pests and diseases. I had some old wire baskets lying around that seemed like they’d be big enough.

The baskets held a surprising amount of Black Gold organic potting soil, so I don’t think they’ll dry out too quickly on hot days. I’ll still need to check them daily, but that’s true of all my pots.

The strawberries look a little sulky because I transplanted them from established beds. They should perk up in a day or two. I wouldn’t normally transplant strawberries when they’re forming fruit, but this was all done on a whim.

The tomato is ‘Sun Sugar’ and should cascade nicely over the edge of the basket.

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