My Mom's husband dropped by the store excited by a new product he had seen on TV, the" upside down tomato" planter. I checked it out, and I wonder...I think I am willing to buy into the concept. I will go so far as to make a new version of the hanging basket with this in mind. A sauce basket piques my interest, tomatoes, basil, and oregano might be the thing.
Here is the official site, you decide, you just never know what will work without trying. https://www.hangingtomato.com/?cid=486403
There isn't a gardener around who doesn't have a collection of plastic pots tucked away somewhere, and for everyone of those could be 10 in the local landfill. I saw a great new bio degradable pot today. I will be able to order them through my local organic fertilizer rep soon. They are sustainable, being created from rice manufacturing waste, and tree saps. If it sounds a little too much, they are very solid. They can last 18 months above ground, but break down in 6 when planted in the ground, or composted. They have been organic certified in the country of origin, and it looks promising for receiving the same here in Canada. They are a Swedish product, but will soon be manufactured locally. http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.napac.ch/GB/Produkte_bestanden/Produkte_bestanden/naturepot.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.napac.ch/GB/Produkte_bestanden/Produkte.htm&h=116&w=230&sz=9&hl=en&start=30&sig2=86sJ-in8Xl4h9oWL92KLIQ&um=1&tbnid=MLNskjw_BlFnTM:&tbnh=54&tbnw=108&ei=lz_5R8ngB5XmgwOU0ukT&prev=/images%3Fq%3DNapac%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN