All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Topsy Turvy’

How To Grow Tomatoes In Upside Down Planters And Actually Get Lots Of Fruit

How to Plant an Upside-Down Tomato Planter

Tomatoes in upside-down planters make a great use of space but there are a few important things to know so that your efforts will be fruitful. There are many types of upside-down planters available and none are expensive in the least.  I have seen many people who use 5-gallon buckets but I must say that once you buy all the …

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Strawberry Planter After 2 Months

Project Update: Hanging Strawberry Planter

Not a whole lot of work went into my hanging strawberry planter project.  I tucked some extra runners into a hanging planter I found at a thrift store and hung it off the garage.  I’ve kept it watered for 2 months now and look how well it is doing.  It is covered in little green strawberries and a ton of flowers.  …

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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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Tomato Bounty Custom

Topsy Turvy Update: Still Ugly, but the Tomatoes are Yummy

At the end of June I posted a summary of my 2008 Topsy Turvy failure and my 2009 outline for success in Topsy Turvy: Ugly as Stink But Good Tomatoes. And a sucess it was!  In August and September, I have had more tomatoes than I knew what to do with.  It’s mid- September, and they are still going strong.  I …

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Oven Dried Grape Tomatoes Large

Oven-Dried Grape Tomatoes Recipe

These oven-dried grape tomatoes make me feel like I’ve been transported to Italy, and they’re a cinch to make. I love tomatoes no matter what, but one of my favorite ways to eat them is when they’re dried. Drying the tomatoes brings out their flavor, making them taste bolder and more rich.  You don’t need a food dehydrator to make these tasty dried …

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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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