Grow Your Tomatoes Upside Down
Tomatoes are actually considered a fruit, not a vegetable as I used to believe. It has something to do with the seeds being inside of the fruit. If you get the perfectly ripened tomato, they do taste naturally sweet, and oh, so good for you. They can be consumed raw or cooked and are often the basis for a wide variety of dishes. Tomatoes are used in salads, sauces, and stews, and gravies. Florida is a great place to grow tomatoes because they enjoy bright sunlight and can be grown with very little soil or none at all. The record setting "single vine" tomato tree is the only one of it's kind at Disney's Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida. The vine grows golf ball sized tomatoes and it's harvest is approximately 32,000 pounds.
Most people don't have the resources of the Disney folks nor the need for so many tomatoes. A few good tomato plants will usually produce enough to feed the average family and their neighbors.
Growing tomatoes can be a great family project or a single hobby enjoyed alone. Most people grow their tomatoes in the ground or in a large sized pot. Another way to grow tomatoes is in a hanging planter upside down. You can use a bucket to grow tomatoes upside down or Topsy Turvey brand sells kits that have everything that you need to grow your plants in this manner.
Growing tomatoes can be a great family project or a single hobby enjoyed alone. Most people grow their tomatoes in the ground or in a large sized pot. Another way to grow tomatoes is in a hanging planter upside down. You can use a bucket to grow tomatoes upside down or Topsey Turvey brand sells kits that have everything that you need to grow your plants in this manner.
Any kind of gardening can be a source of enjoyment for the whole family and is a good way to teach children persistence and patience.
Upside Down In A Bucket
There are quite a few benefits to using the Topsey Turvey way. One, it saves space. Growing tomatoes on the ground can take up a large part of your yard. With a Topsey Turway garden, there is not much soil needed, and you don't have to use pots, so you can grow them virtually anywhere. In addition, the kits are economical and the bugs that are usually found in soil cannot get to your plants.
It also saves your muscles and back. Digging a garden can be time consuming and labor intensive. Wouldn't you rather save that energy for something fun like snowboarding or surfing? Of course you would.
In my experience, growing tomatoes upside down is the way to go. The crop yields more and they are much easier to take care of. For those of you who do not care for tomatoes, try the Topsey Turvey Planters brand kits for growing peppers, strawberries, or hummingbird treats.
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