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Upside-down Tomatoes

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Patricia02-Apr-06 01:33 PM EST 3a   
Michelle. L.02-Apr-06 04:23 PM EST 5b   

Subject: Upside-down Tomatoes
From: Patricia (
Zone: 3a
Date: 02-Apr-06 01:33 PM EST

I have seen ads for tomatoes growing "roots up" with the branches hanging down free. Has anyone tried this, and if so, what are the pro's and con's?

Subject: RE: Upside-down Tomatoes
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5b
Date: 02-Apr-06 04:23 PM EST

Hi Patricia.. I haven't tried to grow them that way but have heard of some specialty planters that you can buy to do this.. one is called a Topsy Turvy Upside Down Tomato Planter. They say it is good because then there is no bending for you, no cages or stakes required, and the moisture is kept in check to avoid breaking/ splitting, apparently it gives you tomatoes one month earlier... haven't heard any cons except they are supposed to be expensive. They are good for cucumbers and flowers too they say.. Don't have any personal expierience with them but personally I don't think it is much better than in ground grown except maybe the earlier eating time!!! Hope this helps a little.

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