Dilly and I love tomatoes or “moties” as she calls them, hehe. Two years ago I attempted a garden and well let’s just say that I am not the gardening type. Pulling weeds does not appeal to me and pretty soon my garden was a garden of weeds. I had seen the advertisements for the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planters and though I thought it was a brilliant idea I was not about to drop $10-$20 on something I could make myself for practically free so that is what Dilly and I did yesterday. Want to learn how to make your own DIY Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter? Read on!
You will need:
gallon milk jug(s)
scissors, hole punch, and shovel
& a super cute helper, hehe.
First use the scissors to cut the bottom off of the milk jug and then punch a few holes around the bottom. Next thread the strings through the holes so that the jug can be hung upside down.
Next take the tomato plant and gently thread it through the opening of the milk jug – from the inside out. You can wrap the plant in cellophane or wax paper to protect it during this process. Next put a small amount of soil in and pack firmly with your hands.
Next finish filling the jug up with potting soil – Dilly loved this part. Then hang and water.
Ta-da! You have your very own Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter.
The great thing about this is if you know a frost is coming you can simply take your tomato plants inside for the evening and bring them back out the next day – ya definitely can’t do that with a traditional garden. Not to mention no weeding!! YAY! I’ll keep you updated on our tomatoes throughout the spring and summer. Dilly sure is excited to pick tomatoes off her very own plants. This would be a great project to do to celebrate Earth Day!