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I heard about growing tomato plants upside down, in 5 gallon buckets nearly 6 years ago. I have experimented with this system in a salt water environment and the growth was not as good as it is inland. For land lubbers it does have great advantages as opposed to planting in the earth. Critters and insects are not as much of a problem with a hanging plant system.

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Update

I just received two from the UPS driver. got them for 9.99 each plus 4.99 shipping. as it stands now, Nimfy has some (two plants) growing in a planter that have been there for two weeks with multiple small tomatoes. i will get a couple of plants tomorrow and put them in the hangars and monitor the progress between the two.
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update

heres an update for week one. all plants except for planter box (3 weeks in planter box)have been in for one week. when planted, they were 10" plants with no fruits. one small dose of miracle grow to all. and daily watering.

upside down week one a little wilted with four small fruits (i think it's trying to adjust to being upside down)


in ground planted same time as the upside down one. healthy and green with 4 bigger fruits (still small though)


three weeks old in planter box very healthy lots of fruits (i know this is a bit unfair for the others but its an experiment. and these are cherry tomatoes.

so far the ones in the ground and planter box are showing better results.

stay tuned for next weeks update.
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Perhaps you could put artificial lighting under the hanging plants to see if it helps.
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i would like to keep it as natural as possible. everything ive bought from as seen on tv so far has been junk. ie the self tailing can opener and the weed whacker monster cutter.
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Ed, looks like a good boat collander - don't know how durable it is though.

What we used for draining pasta is a folding food steamer - since it worked double-duty as a strainer/steamer for fresh veggies & shellfish as well. Just put it in the bottom of the pot before boiling and lift up to drain liquid.

I've used those for steaming vegetables...works great.
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In Portugal, the "Tomatoes", is what we normally refer to the testicles...so everytime I see this thread, I feel dirty....

Hanging tomatoes...Ianhlnd comes to mind
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I love this!! A girl with a green thumb could really get creative with it.
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I have 6 topsy turveys I got last year. Really great as when the tomatoes grow, herbs grow, cucumbers etc I don't worry about rabbits, slugs etc wrecking them like before. I see no reason why they wouldn't work if you have a spot they won't get salted and disturbed.

I planted my new batch a few days ago and the plants grow quick. Keep them fertilized every two weeks and watered as needed and WOW!!!!!!
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