DIY Topsy Turvey Tomato Planter

From Kayla:

I’m hoping for a big garden this year, but all of my tomatoes will be Roma or paste. Fresh tomatoes give me canker sores!

One thing I can’t resist is a handful of grape tomatoes right off of the vine. What a better place for a “snack” tomato plant than right outside my front door?
I can’t remember where I saw this idea, but doing a Google search showed me many possibilities for growing a tomato plant upside down in a hanging basket.  I took the pretty route and splurged on two wire hanging baskets.

This basket has a hole in the bottom. I cut an “X” in the lining and gently pulled a tomato seedling through. Then I filled the basket with dirt.

In the top of each basket is an ornamental pepper. The one in the middle is a seedling, but I planted some seeds from last year.  Hopefully they will sprout to make some extra foliage.
According to the package I have 55 days before I can eat my grape tomatoes. In the meantime I will just have a pretty hanging basket!

 

6 thoughts on “DIY Topsy Turvey Tomato Planter

  1. CathyK

    Kayla, have you tried to peel your I tomatoes before eating them? I’ve heard that there is something in the peel that can be an irritant. Just a thought.

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  2. CathyK

    Kayla, have you tried to peel your I tomatoes before eating them? I’ve heard that there is something in the peel that can be an irritant. Just a thought.

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  3. jennifer

    looks good! I tried that once, and it was disappointing! hopefully it works better for you! you could also try a tumbling tom tomato plant- they’re cherry tomatoes, too, and the plant will “tumble” over the sides of your planter like you’re hoping. good luck!

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  4. Julie

    Jo….Love reading your blog. I just wanted to thank you for including the video clips the other day on free handing at the longarm. I watched and watched and then knew enough to go to You Tube for more. Thank you, thank you. I have had an old Nolting with no bells and whistles at all, so I’ve really latched onto any quilting motifs that I can do fairly easily. Hate pantographs.

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