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Old 05-25-2010, 06:26 PM
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We did the topsy turvy tomatoes last year. I took 8 wirebaskets with coco liners planted flowers on top, cut a hole in the bottom and planted the tomato upside down...see the photo. Fun, functional and pretty!! Oh and less expensive!! I think I paid $8 for each basket at Wal-Mart!
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:51 PM
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Mine are also doing well - but they want to grow upwards. Actually, they are rather insistent about that.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:18 AM
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They will try to grow UP but once the fruit sets and begins to grow the weight will force the plant to grow down. No need to worry! This is a photo of a lemon drop grape tomato later in the season, my first photo i posted was the plant with no fruit the plant is growing up this is the same plant with gravity doing its work!
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Okay, thanks.

Thus far only one bloom. Oddly, it's on the part that broke off during the initial planting. I stuck it in the top to see if it would root - it did.

But it's still early and all the plants are looking good.

Next up: strawberries!
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Here's an update picture. I have about a half dozen baby Roma's on the right plant and a handful on the middle plant. Temps here have been in the 90's making it very hard to keep these moist. I'm pretty happy with the results so far. If I can keep them watered, I should have tomatoes in a couple of weeks.

So far the strawberry Topsy-Turvy has been a waste.
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Ken:

They look beautiful...much father along than mine, but then again I'm a lot farther north!!
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Looking good! Further along than mine as well, but I planted later.

I keep mine near the dog kennel - it's the one place I will be using a hose daily so it's simple to water my plants then.
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