Have you Tried the Topsy Turvy Tomatoes

@glords (2615)
United States
August 10, 2009 2:14pm CST
My husband and I live in a small condo and have no room for a garden, so this year we tried the upside down tomato plant. On the plus side, it doesn't take up much room. On the down side its only produced two tomatoes this year. How about you have you tried this product? Did you have better success then we did?
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@kykidd (6819)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I haven't tried it myself, but one of my best friends decided to try it this year. Every time I go over to visit, I have to go out back and check out his plants. Two of them are doing very well and have lots of tomatoes on them, only one fully ripe so far. But we still have a lot of summer left. The third plant, did not do so well. He ended up taking it down, because it broke off. At a certain stage, these plants try to turn up to the sky. And that was the problem. When this particular plant started curling upward, it broke the stem right in half. I myself ended up planting some tomatoe plants really late this year. They've only been in the ground for about a month. So far, just a couple of blooms. Hopefully I will end up getting some tomatoes off of them, because I love fresh tomatoes!
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@glords (2615)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I love tomatoes as well. I have to stop and buy them from the farmers market stands on the side of the road. I'm glad to know that your friend has some success. Our plant did not thrive. Perhaps we should have tried to grow more than one plant.
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• United States
16 Aug 09
I have looked at this product with much interest but never tried it. I can't understand how the plant and dirt stay in it upside down. I also wondr if you can use the system for other plants? I have a largen garden plot so I do not need the topsyturvey. I am just very curious. The low yield makes me feel glad I never invested in one.