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Where Can I Buy Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter

There are many types of upside-down tomato planters available and none are expensive in the least. I have seen many people who use 5-gallon buckets, but I must say that once you buy all the hardware you will probably be spending more than just buying a Topsy Turvy planter or the self-watering planters I have hanging on my garage.

where can i buy topsy turvy tomato planter

1. First things first: choose the right tomato plant for the hanging planter. There is just no sense in picking a beefsteak or other large varietal. Large tomatoes generally grow on large plants and have heavy fruit. These small planters are better suited to determinate/bush forming (as opposed to indeterminate/vine growing) so that the plant can build girth rather than length below the planting bag. Also choosing container-loving cultivars like Tumbler, Jolly Elf, or Gold Nugget will ensure fruiting is prolific even on smaller plants.

Not only is the value there for the Topsy Turvy tomato planter, it can grow other things as well. Being that this upside down planter can grow multiple items, it makes it much more useful. Maybe you want to grow peppers. If so, then the Topsy Turvy can do that for you as well.

As long as you place your upside-down planter where the tomato plant will get plenty of sunshine you can move it around as desired. You can even bring it indoors for the night if the temperatures are forecast to become cold.

Firstly, this two pack of fabric hanging tomato planters is the best reviewed on Amazon with many reviews commenting that the strength of the fabric means these tomato planters will last many growing seasons.

The first is for an attractive planter using a pretty metal and coconut coir insert basket. This basket really gives you two for one. You can plant the top of the basket as well as have your tomato growing out the bottom, upside down.

The Topsy Turvy planter, also known as an upside down tomato planter, is designed to hang your tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) from the deck, or a heavy-duty plant hook, with the tomato plant extending through the bottom of the planter. This convenient design makes harvesting tomatoes quick and easy. According to the manufacturer, the Topsy Turvy planter produces large, juicy tomatoes. Adding the proper amount of soil mixture to the planter provides your tomato plants with room for their roots to grow.

According to the manufacturer, two tomato plants can be grown together in the bottom of the planter. Growing multiple plants in the Topsy Turvy planter requires slightly less soil as the roots take up more room. Depending on the size of the plants and their existing root balls, the amount of soil may be reduced by a quart or more.

Carole Allen bought a Topsy last year for $9.99 at the CVS where she works. Squirrels and relentless sun foiled attempts to grow tomatoes in patio pots, but a Topsy planter hung from a pole did the trick. Allen had delicious cherry tomatoes all summer.

Short on space, but love the idea (and the flavor) of homegrown tomatoes? You can turn your assumptions about tomatoes growing on its head with an upside-down tomato planter! These planters are taking home gardening to a new, accessible level.

Gardners can grow up to 30 pounds of tomatoes with this planter. It can also be used to grow other fruits and vegetables, like eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, and cucumbers, when your not using it for tomatoes.

The best upside-down tomato planter for you should be purchased based on functionality, rather than on appearance (though no one will judge you if you choose aesthetics over performance; when it comes to your upside-down garden, you do you!).

This is where the Topsy-Turvy Upside-Down Tomato Planter really beats out the competition! Turning the planter as needed is way more convenient than unhooking it from its tether point and manually rehanging the whole thing.

I have just planted my first tomato plant into the Topsy Turvy planter and I appreciated your comments on how to do it. So far so good and I look forward to your progress so that I can compare. Thanks

Topsy Turvy is a novelty gardening product that boasts the planter uses the power of gravity to help grow tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables. The growing bag has a hanger and the plants grow out the bottom of the bag. While some universities and home gardeners have experienced success with these novel planters, others have noticed problems with growing in a Topsy Turvy. Problems include that the upside-down growing causes the roots to grow down and the shoots to grow up, opposite of how they should grow in this type of planter. Over-watering results in dirty water dripping down and staining. The soil also dries out quickly because the plant can't shade the soil.

Since May, I've been conducting a tomato experiment in my back yard. I've been growing tomatoes in the ground, in a homemade upside-down planter and in a commercial upside-down planter called the Topsy Turvy.

The growing season has come to an end. The harvest is in. So, what's the verdict? Are the TV ads promoting the upside-down planters true? Is it really a better way to grow tomatoes? Here's what happened in my yard:

August: Tomatoes were coming fast and furious from all of the plants. It was easier to pick tomatoes from the plants in the air. However, the Early Girls grown upside-down were smaller than the fruit from the ground. With drought conditions, I watered the garden with a sprinkler every few days, but I had to pour a gallon of water into the upside-down planters every day. Squirrels snatched some of the in-ground fruit, but didn't manage to get the hanging fruit.

The verdict: There's no clear winner. The upside-down plants bore fruit earlier, were easier to pick, seemed less likely to get diseased and were relatively squirrel-proof. (I should note that the Topsy Turvy outperformed my homemade version.) However, the fruit grown in the upside-down planters was slightly smaller and a little less tasty. And you really have to baby these plants, watering every day and fertilizing regularly. If you have little or no garden space, plenty of sun and time to nuture, the Topsy Turvy is a good option. But upside-down tomatoes aren't the hands-down winners.

However, there is a new kid in town: the Topsy Turvy. There is also the Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter, which is slightly better suited for strawberries. This post is a discussion of the pros and cons of growing topsy turvy strawberries.

Topsy turvy strawberry planters can provide several benefits to the gardener or green thumb looking to use them to grow their plants. First, the planters themselves are not too big and can be hung virtually anywhere. This can allow placement where it is harder for ground-borne pests to get at them. Slugs and other creepy-crawlies will have a difficult time traversing upward to get at your harvest. However, they may become more visible to hungry birds. They are also relatively small, making them easy to place virtually anywhere there is a few cubic feet of available space.

Also, it is fairly easy to water strawberries in these planters. Water in the top, and gravity pulls it down where it needs to go! On the whole, however, it is the opinion of this author that the drawbacks outweigh the benefits of planting strawberries upside down using the topsy turvies. Here is why:

Second, root systems of virtually all plants grow downward into soil or other nutrient mediums. In the topsy turvy planters, this natural process is somewhat thwarted. The plants are expected to grow downward while the roots are planted in the soil above. If the roots continue to operate according to nature, they will try to grow out of the soil and toward the plant in the search for additional nutrients. While the topsy turvy strawberry planters are better than the completely upside-down planters, there is still little support for the vegetative parts of the plants which, when ready for harvest, can pull on the root systems and cause undue strain just as if it were an inverted strawberry planter.

Third, inverting strawberry plants not only stresses their structural architecture, it also increases the likelihood that they become diseased. Strawberry plants are often susceptible to fungi and other pathogens. With the topsy turvy planters, watering the plants often results in the hanging plants getting soaked repeatedly with dirty water as the soil is watered enough to keep it moist. The increased moisture can create a favorable environment for fungi.

Fifth, hanging strawberries are also more susceptible to freezing in the winter months. Without special care, your strawberry plants will likely suffer cold injury without additional precautions. With cold weather, the topsy turvy strawberry planters will often allow the cold to kill the plants, thus causing you to lose the benefit of strawberries being perennial in nature.

If you are going to grow strawberries upside down, know what you are getting into. While it may be a novelty to go all strawberry topsy turvy, the plants will likely do much better (and be happier) in a traditional, right side up position. You are asking for trouble (dead plants) if you use the typical upside down planters with the hole in the very bottom, and it is not recommended at all for strawberries. Using the topsy turvy strawberry planter is a better option than the typical topsy turvy tomato planter as it minimizes the problems above, but ground growing is still the best method for growing strawberries. If you have a success or failure story about growing upside down strawberries, use the comments below to share!

i have a topsy turvy for berries and i was wanting to try it out because the raccoons and deer around eat everything in sight! what is the best way to go about it? i saw a lady put a pipe with holes all the way down it through the middle maybe if i do that and water every other day it will work?? maybe i will just put one plant in each section. if this dose not work would you have any suggestions on how to make a planter off the back of my deck or something? it can not be on the ground though 041b061a72


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