Thursday, March 19, 2009

An Upside Down Garden Of One

OK, I admit it - I really do get intrigued by As Seen On TV products. Sometimes they are deals and sometimes they are duds.

So while we were in the hardware store last night I was looking at big pots to put some tomato plants in. We tried planting in the ground once before and Joe, that wonderful golden retriever of mine, tromps through them like they are a personal gift to him. Anyway, I didn't really find pots at a price I liked, but I did find the Topsy Turvy Upside Down Tomato Plant Hanger. I also bought a Big Boy variety of tomato plant.

This is what it looks like when all is said and done. You can see the plant at the bottom and the water coming out from the first watering. I wonder if the little plant is getting a head rush from being upside down like that???

Time will tell if this was a good idea or not. We did agree last night that we'll still buy some pots too. Though I will point out that the directions inside the Topsy Turvy say the plant should get to be 6 feet tall, so really it should provide all the tomatoes we'd need.


Renna said...

I have also been very intrigued by that planter, so I'll be waiting for your updates of it's progress.

I read on someone's blog the other day that half-whiskey barrels make good tomato planters, too; but an upside down hanging planter sounds like so much more fun! ;-)

Karen said...

My daughter LOVES that commercial!! You'll have to keep us updated on how it works.

MSM said...

My neighbor bought one of these yesterday! We are all hoping it works as promised, and she will share her tomatoes with us, :)

Good luck!

Wool Winder said...

I have my doubts about this planter, so keep us updated. I'd love to see that I was wrong.

Five gallon buckets make good containers for tomatoes. We bought some delicious tomatoes from a lady that grew all her tomatoes that way. One plant per bucket.

JeanieBeanie said...

I have heard these work awesome!! I told my dad I was going to grow some tomatoes this year and here he comes with 6 bags of dirt, tomatoe cages, fertilizer ect... Do you think he wanted me to grow tomatoes or what?? LOL?? Love that Man!! So I guess I will be getting mine ready soon. I like to wait till closer to mid April to make sure all the frost is over. I agree about the 5 gallon buckets. They do work, but you will need cages.

Rebecca said...

I was just talking to my hubby about that - and we were wondering if it would work. I'm so curious - I may try it myself. :)