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Old Apr 24, 2008, 11:17 am   #1
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Homemade Upside Down Tomato Planters

If you want to do it, you've got to start when they are somewhat small.
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 11:24 am   #2
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Let's try this again
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 11:56 am   #3
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What are the benefits of growing the plants upside down?
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 12:14 pm   #4
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No cages, no tying up, no cutworms, no nematodes, no soil borne diseases. But to be honest, this is the first year for me to try it.

If you are interested here is a link to the method I used to get er done. However, I used a two gallon container and it's snap on lid I got at Home Depot, rather than the 5 gallon container they suggest. Also, I threaded 8 to 10 inch plants thru the bottom of the bucket and then piled the planting medium on top (a combination of ground up coconut husks, a soiless mix that includes bat poop, and compost). Then put the coffee filter and snap-on lid to finish the process. If you choose to plant as they suggest the 2" hole will only accommodate a jiffy 7 peat pot or something the same size.

http://upsidedowntomatoplant.com/
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your always thinking Mike
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i used empty soda bottles to do this with some pepper plants this year, just cut the bottom off a 2 or 3 liter bottle.
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Re: Homemade Upside Down Tomato Planters

Just curious, how did this turn out?
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Re: Homemade Upside Down Tomato Planters

Yep, George.
I know I heard you discussing this with my sis GammaDee, but you also promised some pics of the later season. I know you said you will do it a little differently in the future.

A lot of us are waiting for your response.

I can see my garden now with upsidedown plants strung all over on a clothesline over the low growing crops. LOL
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