Category Archive for: ‘DIY Projects’

Hanging Strawberry Planter In June

Weekend Project: Hanging Strawberry Planter

This project has more recent updates. For all the posts related to this project click here. For the past 2 years I have been growing tomatoes in those fugly Topsy Turvy planters.  Sure they are ugly, but I don’t have a lot of space and I love a lot of tomatoes and they actually do grow great tomatoes.  Last year …

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ToMakeYouSmileBirdhouses

Trash to Treasure Birdhouse Inspiration

Gardening is wonderful therapy for me.  Some may find my garden to be a mess, with hundreds of plants all tucked in together with limited structure and order while others will stop on the sidewalk to tell me that they enjoy walking by daily to see what’s new.  That’s what I like about it: the mishmash of trees, shrubs, perennials, …

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Tomato Bounty Custom

Topsy Turvy: Ugly as Stink But Good Tomatoes

 I grew Topsy Turvy Tomatoes last year on my garage.  I put 2 tomato plants (as they recommended) in each of my 3 planters and got only about 15 cherry tomatoes and 4 regular tomatoes. I also tried a zucchini plant which didn’t grow any fruit.  I think that there were a number of factors working against me last year: …

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