Posts Tagged ‘upside down tomato planter’
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.
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.
Sorry for 1 week break – I took a break from my Internet life and went fishing. Unfortunately I didn’t catch anything – the weather is still too cold and windy. Also I almost lost my wedding ring – it went off my finger and flew into the river while I was shaking the dirt off my trousers. So I had to take my shoes off and go into the cold waters (the water was about -5 C ) in order to take it. Anyway, let’s go back to our home garden seeds, plants and soil.
I wrote about upside down tomato planter recently and gave a link to Amazon where you can buy it for 13.99$. The price as affordable however for those who count their pennies I’ve got a video that shows you how to make your own upside down tomato planter! All you need to have is a bucket, soil (I recommend to use organic potting soil for best results), coffee filter or newspaper and a knife. Enjoy the video, guys!