Upside Down Tomato Planter – Part 1

My mom gave this to me and I’m going to see if it’s any good. I planted an Early Girl plant in 100% organic compost and nothing else…all I had at the time. I will eventually hang it higher, of course. Music: “It Is What It Is” by The Highwaymen

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13 Comments

  1. 9aspengold5 says:

    I bought one of the topsy turvey things and planted a roma tomato plant in it. Not too bad, but it needs daily watering. It did not grow better than the ones I placed in the garden. My neighbors use the 5 gal buckets. Looks okay, but I won’t be doing it next year.

  2. lilgia1 says:

    This spring I took a 3-liter soda bottle (99 cents), cut holes in it for hanging, filled it with potting soil, and planted 2 Tumbling Tom cherry tomato plants. Right now, 55 days after setting out 3-week-old plants, there are nearly 3 dozen tomatoes on them, and they’re just turning red. The only drawback is that they need watering twice a day. For that reason alone, I recommend 3-liter bottles over 2-liter. . . . and grape soda over cola (lol).

  3. lilgia1 says:

    This spring I took a 3-liter soda bottle (99 cents) , cut holes in it for hanging, filled it with potting soil, and planted 2 Tumbling Tom cherry tomato plants. Right now there are nearly 3 dozen tomatoes growing on them, and they’re just turning red (55 days after setting out 3-week-old plants). The only drawback is that they need watering twice a day. For that reason alone, I recommend 3-liter bottles over 2-liter. . . . and grape soda over cola (lol).

  4. greentxmama says:

    Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, I believe.

  5. dumdumbig says:

    Hiya, any chance you can tell us who’s singing the tune that playing with this video

  6. will3482 says:

    You can easily make these with a 2 liter soda bottle, fill with soil, cut out the bottom, drill some small holes to hang it up with rope of some kind and then plant the seed in the bottles spout. Presto same thing works just as well.

  7. greentxmama says:

    It would have turned out okay but I left town for a week and my husband didn’t water them. I live in Texas where it gets over 100 degrees in summer. They didn’t make it. Before dieing they produced about 4 or 5 Early Girl tomatoes…If I ever do again, I’ll use cherry tomatoes though.

  8. ussyless says:

    just wondering, how did it turn out?

  9. lifeMac says:

    My mum made one of those from a 2 litre pepsi bottle and some Styrofoam.

  10. greentxmama says:

    I agree! :) I didn’t buy this…It was a gift so not sure how expensive (or inexpensive) it was. If you can figure how to hang a five gallon bucket without killin’ someone (assuming your talking about upside down tomatoes), more power to ya. I’m not handy like that at all. Thanks for your comment.

  11. greentxmama says:

    Thanks! It’s be REALLY great if I can get some tomatoes from it. :)

  12. jamiebus23 says:

    you can also use 5 gallon buckets or the like, Lot cheaper. :)

  13. theproducegarden says:

    thats great!!!

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