How to plant vegetables upside down.

On the 30 of March I wrote that you can grow tomatoes upside down. You can do the same with cucumbers and peppers as well. The idea is great and it saves a time as vegetables grow faster so you can harvest them about 4 weeks earlier. You can make upside down tomato planter from a bucket or you can buy it on Amazon.

Upside down tomatoImage by Carissa Marie via Flickr

Today I want to write about planting vegetables upside down as I saw a lot of questions on the gardening forums about that. The instructions are simple.

1) Grow seedlings from home garden seeds. Grow seedlings for big types of tomatoes, pepers or cucumbers.  Small sorts will die.
2) Insert the plant into the basket/bucket/upside down tomato planter. You can  put it in plant first, or root first. If the plant has a very small root ball, put in root first. Stop at the base of the plant, just beyond the roots. Hold the plant steady.
3) Add potting soil. You can ask someone to add it when you hold the plant. Then spread the roots into the soil so the plant will stay put and after that add more soil.
4) Water the tomato plant from the top of the bucket every day. Note that upside down tomato planter will become heavier as the tomatoes grow on the plant. So make sure you hook them properly.

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4 Responses to “How to plant vegetables upside down.”

  • Daniel says:

    Nice article. I want to try this this spring. I also want to grow other vegetables upside down, not use tomatoes.

  • Nova says:

    I’ve always wanted to try upside-down planting, but I never got around to actually doing it. Your article reminded me how it can be interesting. Maybe this spring. =)

  • luv2swimv says:

    Yea, I did this for a science fair project and I used garlic instead. It worked!

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