Review: Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter

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a Topsy Turvy hung over deck

This is the second year using the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter. I will probably keep using this planter even though it does have a list of cons to put against the pros.

The Pros are, it is cool to have this clever gardening device hanging over the deck and just walking over and picking cherry tomatoes.

The Cons are it is heavy, full of wet potting soil it is maybe more than most can handle if it needs to be moved. It dries out quickly, we had a dry spell last year and it needed to be well watered twice a day, if not, it wilted. The cover is shaped like a volcano cone and sheds rain water, this year I turned it over to funnel the rain, no wilting this year, but it has been wetter. I also used more vermiculite this year to retain moisture, the growing results are not as good as just soil. Not all types of tomatoes thrive upside down, the local garden center suggested for the best results use indeterminate cherry tomatoes, this has worked for me.

Over all, I give it 4 Stars!

 

Gold Cherry Toms from the Topsey Turvey hanging over the deck.
Gold Cherry Toms from the Topsey Turvey hanging over the deck.

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