Growing Tomatoes Upside Down

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This article will teach you how to grow tomatoes upside down in containers.
by Brett · All Zones · Container Gardens · 0 Comments · June 28, 2010 · 8,179 views

Grwoing Tomato Plant Upside DownAt first thought, it might seem an unusual way to grow tomatoes: upside down in hanging containers. But there have been many benefits discovered to hanging tomatoes in planters or buckets. First, the air can circulate better so the plants have almost no disease problems. Second, the fruit doesn't rot as quickly as those which might be on the ground. And, some insects that eat tomatoes have trouble getting to the ripening fruit.

There are gardening catalog's offering a number of different hanging planters to grow tomatoes upside down, but you can make one yourself using a 5 gallon bucket with a tight lid.

Supplies Needed to Make One Bucket Planter:

  • 5 gallon bucket with tight lid.
  • Power drill, with a 2" hole saw bit - oe some other tool to cut hole
  • 2 coffee maker filters
  • Chain
  • Chain loop fastener
  • One heavy duty, screw-in eye bolt - as is used to hang a bench swing. Optional depedning on hanging method

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