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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.

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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 Recipe

  Ingredients: grape or cherry tomatoes coarse salt olive oil fresh herbs Directions: Wash, dry and half the tomatoes.  Arrange tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.  Dry in the oven at 175 degrees F for 6-8 hours.  After you have done it a few times, you’ll know how long it takes and you may …

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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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