Time for another installment of DIY Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter Update! I am seriously amazed at how well our gallon milk jug planters are doing. In fact we are starting to get little tomatoes on one of the plants. Not to long and Dilly will be able to go pick “moties” in her own back yard – she is so excited for them to turn her favorite color – red! Here she is showing off her planters and pointing to the little tomatoes.
And now as they grow….
Picture #1: April 21st 2011.
Picture #2: May 15th 2011.
Picture #3: June 13th 2011.
The only problem is that the gallon milk jugs are jam packed with roots, so I think next year I will try a bigger container. Perhaps 5 gallon buckets? I could drill a hole in the bottom of them about the size of a quarter or fifty cent piece. I think with more space for the roots to grow the plants themselves would also get much bigger. Though I am very pleased with our progress this year! I can’t wait to pick tomatoes out of our back yard – yummy!! For instructions on how we made our DIY Topsy Turvy Tomato Planters check out our original post.