DIY Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter Update

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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.

Plant #1

Plant #2

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.

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15 Responses to DIY Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter Update

  1. Jessica Hilton says:

    I have heard of people using the 5 gallon buckets and I have been told those work really well. 🙂

  2. Jessica says:

    This looks like so much fun for the kids. My tomatoes were rabbit food victims this year. Hanging them would keep the rabbits away. Great idea!

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  3. Jill says:

    I’ve tried those upside-down tomatoes too – and had the same problem with jam packed roots. I tried again with just a regular plastic bucket with a hole drilled in the bottom,and it worked a treat!!

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  6. Nelda says:

    I want to give thanks a whole lot for your work you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same most effective work from you later on too.

  7. Devon says:

    Finde ich super, dass hier haeufig gepostet wird.

  8. Aaron says:

    I honestly knew about almost all of this, but having said that, I still considered it had been beneficial. Sweet post!

  9. Betty Baez says:

    very neat!! i’ll have to try this next year with a 5 gallon jug! The kids would enjoy watching them grow

  10. Beth R says:

    My sister grows her’s in 5 gallon buckets and they work fantastic. She gets better tomatoes than the ones my mom grows in the ground

  11. Chad says:

    We might try this again this summer. Went with regular pots last year, was ok.

  12. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Maybe we need to try this since last year we didn’t have one tomato after we planted, our garden failed miserably

  13. Sandy Vanbuskirk says:

    I always wondered about the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter I am going to try this thanks so much

  14. Sara L. says:

    My husband wanted to buy one of these because for some reason my son will only eat tomatoes that he picks. I think in the spring we will build our own.

  15. Carmen C says:

    I totally need one of these!

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