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Topsy turvy tomato planter

Postby benjimum » Jun 08, 2008 4:44 pm

I just jumped onto a fad in gardening around here and bought a topsy turvy tomato planter. I have it hanging in my greenhouse right now. I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with them and has tips for me.
So far the tomato is growing well and is healthy, and I've learned that they are very heavy and need a heavy duty hanger to hold it.
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Postby butterfly » Jun 08, 2008 5:38 pm

A few years ago the upside down plants hanging became popular to save room I think was the idea


But the only problem I found was they still will grow towards the light so,

The plants will turn and grow upwards to find the light
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Postby Durgan » Jun 08, 2008 5:39 pm

http://yudeku.notlong.com

Read this thread from UBC. It explains all about growing or not growing upside down plants, particularly tomatoes.
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Postby Durgan » Jun 11, 2008 12:44 pm

butterfly wrote:A few years ago the upside down plants hanging became popular to save room I think was the idea


But the only problem I found was they still will grow towards the light so,

The plants will turn and grow upwards to find the light


The upside down tomatoes are growing directed by gravity. Roots go down and stems go up due to gravity, lateral direction is for light. Growing upside down is putting stress on the plant in trying to do what comes naturally. But the idea sells containers by the fast buck artists, by creating a demand then satisifying the same
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Postby Paul zone5 » Jun 17, 2008 7:14 pm

I've successfully grown cherry tomatoes this way. The greatest difficulty was to keep them watered. I ended up burying a plastic water bottle, with holes in the bottom. This helped to get the water into the center of the planter.
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Postby Durgan » Jun 18, 2008 8:51 am

Paul zone5 wrote:I've successfully grown cherry tomatoes this way. The greatest difficulty was to keep them watered. I ended up burying a plastic water bottle, with holes in the bottom. This helped to get the water into the center of the planter.


Imagine the increase in production, had you not stressed the plant and simply placed it upright in its container.
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