Growing tomatoes upside down

@stary1 (6622)
United States
July 16, 2011 4:12pm CST
I received a kit for growing tomatoes upside down but have been putting off starting it. I wonder if there are any 'tricks' to success with these kits. I tried to grow tomatoes in the desert but they were awful. Fortunately I no longer live in desert climate :) I wonder if anyone has suggestions for tomatoes growing upside down? Thanks.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Jul 11
I would say that you have to water them every day and it has to be only certain amount of water. It might work if you have enough shade and if you hang them under the rafters of your house or your balcony. I have some tomatoes in planters, and I found if I kept them out in the sun, they did not flower as good, so I;put them under our apple tree and now they are doing well -tomatoes and everything. But with tomatoes in planters or in the ground, any excess water goes into the soil or the grass. Whereas with upside down tomatoes, you may have a problem although with the roots first, it might work.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
18 Jul 11
Thank you, you sound as if you have a lot of experience with growing tomatoes. I'll be careful of the water. Perhaps my potted tomatoes received too much sun and that is why they all developed black spot.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Jul 11
We used to grow a lot in Saskatchewan. We had a green house, and we used to grow them ln the garden before my husband decided he wanted all lawn. I do plan to get some more containers next year and also try to grow beans. Too bad cannot grow corn that way.
• United States
18 Jul 11
Sorry - I tried one of these this year and it didn't work out at all. The plant was trying to grow back up into its own roots and looked so sad. I finally planted it in the ground. But it could have been where I had to hang the hanger too. I do not know. I have seen the commercials but have yet to talk to anyone who has had any success in actually growing it. Good luck!!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
18 Jul 11
Thanks..good to know. I tried growing tomatoes in a pot and all of them developed a huge black spot when they turned red...it was most disappointing. Thanks for your input..I'll be prepared for anything. Did it grow once you planted it in the ground??
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• China
17 Jul 11
I have never heard of it.However strange as it may sound,perhaps there is someting in that.I guess the reason they do so is that they take the Earth's gravity into account.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
18 Jul 11
I don't really know why it is suppose to be better. Maybe it is mostly for people who don't have yards?? But then they could use a pot.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
16 Jul 11
I've never tried the Topsy Turvy tomatoes. My neighbor did & he loves them!!! He said he just followed the directions on the package & watered them as instructed & he had delicious tomatoes without all the hassle of planting them in a garden. MOST of all he bragged about NOT having to worry about weeds!!!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
17 Jul 11
Thank you for telling me. This is encouraging!!! I had not thought about the weeds, but what a gret point. That is indeed a plus.
@pacrptc (231)
• United States
28 Jul 11
i have never tried them either but they sound like something worth trying... i would just attempt it and see how it goes... you could evern do a little web surfing for some added hints and tips from other people... hope this helps
• Pamplona, Spain
19 Jul 11
Hiya staryl, Never heard of growing tomatoes upside down. Ours always grew in the Garden near the back wall in the shade and they always came out wonderful but that´s not the case here I know. Come to think of it around here all the tomatoes are grown normally so that´s very interesting to know about upside down Tomatoes. Got no suggestions as such but I hope they turn out well for you. xxx
• Canada
19 Jul 11
Ive heard about those but havent tried it myself. I was told that you dont have to buy a kit to do it, that anyone can grow upside down tomatoes. Im sure you'll have great success with it.