Brian writes – “This afternoon I’ve got a how-to for you. The garden blogs have been commenting on, and I’ve been scouring out pricing for, the Topsy-Turvy Upside Down Tomato Planter. For those of you who haven’t seen this, it is a “system” for growing tomatoes, or any other plant really, in a hanging upside down manner. The theory goes that this helps you avoid all sorts of issues from cages, to air circulation, to ground-based bugs, and just get great tomatoes.” – Flickr & Link.
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Nice idea, but I see what may be a major flaw in the implementation.
This thing is designed to hang in the sunlight so that the plant can grow heavy with fruit. That same sunlight also degrades the plastic in bags like this, making it brittle. I would not be surprised if, one day, the combination of the increasing weight of fruit and increasingly degraded bag-handles resulted in a rather messy, gravity-assisted crop loss.
Perhaps this is a use for those Macrame pot-hangers from the 70’s?
For a while, I’ve been wondering how they made this installation at Mass MoCA…not nearly as difficult as I’d guessed!
Here’s another implementation that uses two liter beverage bottles.
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