Mimi Sue's Cottage

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Upside Down Tomatoes

I'm sure you've all seen these Topsy Turvey planters on TV.

We found some at our local garden center and decided to give them
a try.  They worked pretty good. 

You have to water them every single day. 

On extra hot days you have to water them twice.

You have to feed the tomato plants at least once a week.

But they're starting to produce.

No bending over to pick your produce.

No weeds.

Kind of fun.

Sweet 100's


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I always wondered if they worked...

We have an over abundance of cherry tomoatoe this year!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

My friend tried one of these and had good luck, too.
And yes...it was a YSA activity. : )

AshTreeCottage said...

Oh how I envy you! I did not get any tomatoes planted this year. Very sad. One of my favorite pleasures in the world are tomato sandwiches!! Well, maybe next year I will give these topsy turvy tomatoes a try!

Susan and Bentley

camp and cottage living said...

My sister in-law has done this for two years with good results. She even did pickles this years.
I think it's a great way to grow when you don't have much space.

GRAMS said...

I threw all my topsy turveys away last year. I just didn't have the patience to water them every day and feed them every week.

Julie Harward said...

How fun! I had not seen these, they would be fun to pick from for dinner! :D

Donna said...

I never tried the upside down ones. Yours look like they're thriving!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Always wondered if they worked. May have to get me one. I will watch for end of summer clearance.

Lisa said...

Wish I'd been brilliant enough to do that this year. We planted several that didn't even make it a week. But alas, we ARE harvesting~just not as many or as large as I'd like. I'll take notes on your experience this year and follow suit in 2012.

Connie said...

I'm glad it works! Looks like you're going to get lots of tomatoes! YUM!

janis said...

I too know many that love this product & I have been tempted. But its so ugly! And high maintenance!

Anne Fannie said...

I have never tried one of these, I usually make my own with a plastic pot and drilling holes all over it! I thought they were squirrel safe but there aren't!
Yours look lovely. Lots of tomatoes!

Lallee said...

They look like they are off to a good harvest!