May 20, 2009

Topsy Turvy Upside Down Tomato Planter

I bought into the hype and purchased a Topsy Turvy. According to the website-
Topsy Turvy® tomato planter works in a simple yet ingenious way. As the sun warms the plant like a greenhouse, the root system explodes and thrives inside the planter. Because Topsy Turvy® tomato planter is upside down, water and nutrients pour directly from the root to the fruit, giving you up to 30 pounds of deliciously ripe tomatoes per plant!
I have been keeping photos to show how well it works.
I planted my tomato plant on April 10th.

This is today. Over a month later.

I expected it to be a little larger by now. It has grown some but not near as much as I thought it would. It is very plush and looks healthy. It has about 5 tomatoes on it already.


Virginia (Jenny) said...

Please keep updating on this. I almost got one but I was unsure about it. I'm gonna watch for more pics! :D

Sarah said...

We planted ours about two weeks ago, and it doesn't seem to be growing at all, though it isn't dying either. I don't know.... The tomatoes in the ground are growing much faster so far. Glad to see yours is getting some tomatoes.