Thursday, May 15, 2008

Upside Down Tomato Plant

I ordered this extremely cool tomato planter from Plow & Hearth. I plan to have tomatoes growing just outside my kitchen on the deck all summer long.

What a great idea. Tomatoes upside down. No staking. No weeding. No squirrels (and trust me, they are a problem here). Makes sense that tomatoes grow upside down more naturally anyway.

Just grab a mater by the door. How sweet.


Carrie said...

I feel like if I don't tell you how much I love you I might not get posted, so once again ...

I love you Madden.

That said, I am a T A R D because I totally do not get how the dirt stays in the pot. Yeah, I see the pot has the plant growing out of the bottom's tiny opening, but still.

Also, doesn't the weight of your juicy maters make the stems hang lower and lower and lower (like with my bra straps)

Still loving you,

Madden said...

I sat here trying to think of a way to explain how this thing works.

I'm having a mental block.

I think I will post some real life close up pictures soon.

But one thing, the stems do hang lower, but since it is upside down, that is a good thing. I think maybe this is the way tomato plants were intended to grow. Not on a stake.

Lacy Rose said...

Does it really work? I am currently trying to grow some t'maters and its not working :( How much was it BTW?

Me said...

So far it does seem to work, but I have over-watered it the last couple of days (not the planter's fault).

It was only $14.95