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Growing tomatoes - UPSIDE DOWN !!!

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Growing tomatoes - UPSIDE DOWN !!!
on: October 13, 2007, 04:44:41 PM
I had a brainiac idea last month and decided to try a new way to attempt to grow tomatoes - upside down, so I could eliminate having to stake them and to have a way to move them into the garage so I can have fresh tom's during the cold season.
As you can see I took hanging baskets with a wire frame and coconut linings, I then cut a small hole in the bottom of the liner and placed the plant into the basket. To hold the plant in place until it got rooted i wet some newspaper and packed it into the liner and filled the basket with potting soil. Well it works well, next time I am going to tie a 1 oz fishing weight to the top of the plant to hold it down, eliminating the up turn in the plant - reaching for the sun. I planted 3 varieties and all 3 have bloomed, so it looks good.

IF the plants get top heavy with tomatoes I can always twisty tie them to the chains that are holding the hanging basket.

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« Last Edit: October 13, 2007, 06:21:53 PM by eodtech »
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Re: Growing tomatoes - UPSIDE DOWN !!!
Reply #1 on: October 13, 2007, 09:32:55 PM
Good luck with it mate, and if nothing else kudos for recycling your old net :)
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Re: Growing tomatoes - UPSIDE DOWN !!!
Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 05:15:24 PM
Great idea!! It looks like it might work indoors with a little tweaking...Mrs Bison will be intererested in this one.

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Re: Growing tomatoes - UPSIDE DOWN !!!
Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007, 06:57:19 PM
I keep wanting to ask how this is going but u just posted it a few days ago and it’s not like your changing the oil on your car this takes weeks or months

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Re: Growing tomatoes - UPSIDE DOWN !!!
Reply #4 on: October 19, 2007, 12:06:10 AM
Great idea.  I have ben growing upside down tomatoes for a few years.  On the balcony of my apartment it works great.  There is a lot more room if you grow from top and bottom.  I never get tired of tomato sandwiches.



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