Growing my own garden is a good feeling.

@beenice2 (2274)
Canada
March 28, 2012 3:14pm CST
I'm growing this year my tomatoes in a " Topsy Turvey" my tomatoes will upside down, so they say it very good and it works well, I'll see, lets hope for the best.
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@Canellita (12059)
• United States
1 Sep 12
How did things turn out with the tomatoes growing upside down? I am using tomatoes more and more often and would like to start growing them myself. I have only herbs and flowers now, but I would like to grow some vegetables also.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
6 Sep 12
I think it is always good to grow vegetables in one's own home so that one can eat good vegetables and also need not buy them.
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@Canellita (12059)
• United States
6 Sep 12
I agree! It's very time consuming though, and there is some cost involved in getting the supplies.
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@beenice2 (2274)
• Canada
11 Oct 12
I have an upsy turvy for tomatoes, and they grow well but makes a lots of roots. They didn't get red yet, I think it is because I changed them to often pots. In town here I don't have much room to have the garden I want, that is why we are looking forward to move out of town.
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@NailTech (6892)
• United States
28 Mar 12
Hi beenice2, I have seen this method of growing them upsidedown and really have thought about it myself. I haven't gotten to it yet though. I have some seeds that are growing now inside though. Still too early to put them outdoors. I will buy those Topsy Turvey things one day I assume. Let us know how they turn out. Here we have been getting alot of groundhogs that even eat out tomatoes so I don't have the gardening feeling as much anymore.
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@NailTech (6892)
• United States
28 Mar 12
eat our* tomatoes (there I go again with the typos....)
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@beenice2 (2274)
• Canada
30 Mar 12
I let you know how it goes, if it is a success or not, but I'm determine to make it work, I have to be vigilante.
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• United States
15 Apr 12
You can make your own topsy turvy tomatoe growing bags easily. Why buy when you probably have the ingredients at your house right now or if not at lower cost than on TV? First you will need a few plastic shopping bags and then some good garden soil and compost but good bagged planting soil will work too. Takke two or three shopping bags and put oneinside another so that they line up. put some garden soil/compost in the bag to hold the bags togethler. Cut a small hole in the bottom so that you can put the roots of the tometoe plant in. Lightly water as you finish filling up the bag bigs with the good garden soil/compost or planting soil. If using planting soil, you will have to fertilize the soil for the tomatoes. If you wanted, you couild even put a coouple of strawberry plants or even lettuce or other small plants on the sieds of the bag. Next hang the bag in a well lit place where it is warm and keep the bag watered and waite for the tomatoes to grow for you. Let us know how things go for you. I plan on growing several bags this way and hanging them on the back porch so that the garden will have more room for other plants.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
23 Aug 12
In my house, I have a good garden in small quantity . In my garden, tomato, red chilly, ladies finger drum stick & roses in it .
@beenice2 (2274)
• Canada
11 Oct 12
Well that is a nice little garden. But have one then none at all. Wish you a good harvest, My tomatoes didn't get red yet oh well, next year, never give up,looking forward to have a good size garden.
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@Daisy_22 (1230)
• Philippines
12 Dec 12
well congratulation to you and good luck to your tomatoes.
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@Asylum (48357)
• Manchester, England
11 Oct 12
There is always a great feeling about anything that you have personally created, whether it is decorating your own home or designing a website. I must admit that I am not a gardener, and it is a real task for me to try to keep the front and back gardens respectable. I have never understood how anyone could actually enjoy gardening, although I realise that many people do. I suppose that they would be amazed at how I can enjoy some of the things that I do, which shows the real diversity in our tastes. I am pleased that you have something that you can derive such pleasure from, and I hope that you end up with an excellent crop, which I expect will make you even happier.
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• Austin, Texas
24 Feb
I've given up on growing my own food. I just don't have a green thumb. But I am happy encourage others to grow their own food and am equally happy to enjoy the fruits of their labor. That's a childhood memory. People who had gardens or trees bearing fruits always gave the food away. People would bring bags of stuff to my mom all the time!!
@KrauseHome (34153)
• United States
9 Feb 13
Well, being able to grow Tomatoes is a challenge, as you need something for them to climb up to be able to stay strong, and enough space to grow them. I would Love to grow my own tomatoes, but so far, had no real success with this. But there is nothing better than a freshly grown tomato to eat.
• Philippines
5 Jan 13
I love building a mini-garden it is somehow economical and you appreciate harvesting the greens you had planted. It also helps you save instead of buying in groceries, I myself have some veggies and herbs planted in my back lot which is pretty much convenient because I can just pick them up when I want to prepare some dish.