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Upside Down Tomato Plant Update

It’s been about five weeks since I planted my upside down tomato plant, and, I’m very pleased to report, it’s doing great! For comparison’s sake, I planted an additional tomato plant, albeit a different variety, in the ground next to the shepherd’s hook. The plant hanging is DOUBLE the size as the one in the ground, AND the upside down plant has THREE tomatoes on it already, whereas the right side up one has none. The hanging plant did want to grow upward for the first four weeks, but just in the last few days it finally gave in to gravity. So, in conclusion, ass over teakettle is the way to go with tomato plants. IMHO.

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Beth on Apr 23, 2012:

Thank you for posting the update, I live in an apartment and am going to try a container garden out the back of our door, still inside a stairwell, but near a very sunny window. I wasn't sure this really worked as well as the name brand's commercials say it does. Plus, I LOVE this idea because it kills 2 birds with 1 stone. I can have tomatoes AND herbs!!! I'm so excited to order my seeds and begin.


JonBMX3 on Feb 06, 2009:

These really seemed to work out well for you. Has anyone ever done an experiment growing an upside down tomato using homemade baskets against the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter? Which gets better results?


DesigningMom on Jun 09, 2007:

Thanks for the update Maven.  Looks awesome and good to know in comparison to your right side up plant too. 

We'll have to try upside down next year.  We've two in right side up containers this year.  We're growing ours organically.  Are yours?


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