Archive for August, 2009

Upside Down Tomatoes

Sunday, August 9th, 2009
Getting close to first harvest

Getting close to first harvest

A couple of month ago I once again saw upside down tomatoes for sale at the nursery. When I got home I noticed all those little tomato plants growing wherever I had applied my homemade fertilizer from the worm bin…. So I spontaneously decided give this a try. With a 5 gallon bucket, some potting soil and a drill the plant was hanging there in no time (detailed instructions are all over the net, just google for upside down tomatoes).

Not only was I curious how the plants would grow, but also what kind of tomatoes I would get! Turns out we must have had some smaller vine tomatoes at some point and those are the ones that sprouted from our compost :)

I also setup a bucket with 2 holes and 2 plants per hole, but that get’s a little crowded and since the plants have to share resources amount of grows in the two buckets is about equal.

Plenty of fruit in the pipeline

Plenty of fruit in the pipeline

Here is the plant on day 1:

Day one - May 25, 2009

Day one - May 25, 2009

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Full plant - August 9, 2009

Full plant - August 9, 2009