Upside down tomato planter is always look attractive. While you interested in it, there are plenty enough items in the home depot catalogue which is selling this kind of planters, for a highly-reasonable price of course. Well, it may looks good, but is it worth for your pocket? After all, now you can make your own upside down tomato planter only using a simple stuff, and for a fair price.
Well, the good news for using this kind of method is we don’t need to be worry about our back. No more bending and curving that can cause a backpain. Upside down tomato planteris suitable for some people that only have a limited space and landscape. You can try to do this method in your home balcony or deck, without the need of large spaces.
This method also diminish the need of staking. Staking are needed to keep tomatoes away from the ground, and also prevent the stems from breaking down cause by the weight of the tomatoes. It easy to create your trellises for staking, but if you don’t want to make one, you should use this upside down tomato planter. Also by using this method, it can make your tomatoes safe from the cutworms or ground fungus.
You can get a five gallon bucket that comes with handle for a cheap prices. But I gladly recommend to re-use the gallon that you have in your home. You only need a simple drilling of two-inch hole in the bottom of the bucket, and then filled it with soil and start to plant your tomato through the hole.
If your upside down tomato planter is filled with damp soil and a large tomato plant, it can weigh more than 40 pounds. This brings a lot of challenge to hang them if you want to hang it on the ceiling. To hold that strength, make sure all of your hangers are strong enough, because you might not want to see them falling down and hit the head of yours. Its also challenging enough to plant, because it need at least another person to help you to hang it.
And remember, there are not every kind of tomato will like to growing upside down. Cherry tomatoes is one of a kind that is recommended for to grow using this method. For the last part, you need to know that heavy-duty hangers are expensive, but yes, it can hold much weight up to fifty-pounds.