Has anyone tried the upside down tomato plant hanger

@venshida (4837)
United States
May 2, 2009 6:08am CST
I see the upside down tomato plant hanger advertise a lot on the infomercials, and I was thinking how neat. I want to try it, but I know a lot of things advertise on TV are a waste of money. I was wondering if anyone has tried this, are there any other alternatives.
3 responses
@savak03 (6692)
• United States
3 May 09
I haven't personally tried it yet but several of the people on my street have them hanging in their yard. They seem to be growing real well. Of course it is too early yet for them to produce tomatoes but the foliage looks good and healthy.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
3 May 09
I was driving to a friends house yesterday, and saw one. It looks good, but like you said it's too early to see what it produce.
@savak03 (6692)
• United States
4 May 09
Yes I think I will wait and see how they produce before I invest any money in them.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
24 Jun 09
The idea of hanging tomatoes is a great idea and should work for a lot of things. I am trying to create my own upside down planter. I am using the wire frames from the stands we put around the tomatoes and flowers to keep them standing up when they get to tall. The only thing I can see being a problem is getting them to retain enough water that I only have to water them once a day. I think Perlite with do the trick there. Once I have that working I will try it with strawberries as well.
• United States
3 May 09
I"m skeptical as to how big the fruit & plants get. And like you the cost being a waste. There are alternative home made versions you could try, just do a search and see if you can do a homemade one before you invest in a topsey turby.