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I love this idea! My question is: How high should I hang the 5-gallon bucket? I will be planting tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash. I’m short and need to do this right. I don’t know how far down they will grow?
Hang at least 48 inches from the ground and at whatever height
is comfortable for you. This article should also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/upside-down-gardening.htm
I planted a Topsy-Turvy tomato plant about 10 days ago and just noticed the first leaves on the stem are now turning yellow. Since this is a high hanger and hard for me to access, how do I tell the cause of the yellow leaves?
With a Topsy Turvy planter, chances are the water is not getting deep enough into the container. Make sure that you allow the water to move all the way through the container. If the container dries out completely, it can take some time for the soil to re-hydrate.
I just used MG potting soil~no tomato food/fertilizer~I got flowers and tomatoes but also yellow leaves. Was it lack of nutrients or water type? If I do it again, I’ll have to use bird netting~they got more than I did! Plant only bears once?
Yellow leaves can be caused by several things. This article covers what they could be:
Likely with the topsy turvey planter, it was a lack of water. Containers dry out fast and need to be watered 1-2 times a day to keep them watered enough.
If you only got one rush of fruit, this is a determinate plant, meaning it produces fruit all at once and then stops. For season long production, look for an indeterminate plant. They keep producing fruit until frost kills them.
Bird netting is a great idea if birds were a problem.
Here is an or two article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/upside-down-gardening.htm