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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 26, 2011

Q. Upside Down Gardening

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?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 27, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

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

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 30, 2011

Q. Yellow Leaves on Tomato Plant

I have a hanging tomato plant growing from the bottom of a pot, but some leaves are turning yellow.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 31, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 3, 2011

Q. Tomato Has Yellow Leaves

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?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 4, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

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.

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Asked by
kerri on
April 10, 2011

Q. Topsy Turvy

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?

Answered by
Heather on
April 13, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Yellow leaves can be caused by several things. This article covers what they could be:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/yellow-tomato-leaves.htm

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.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 10, 2011

Q. Hanging Tomato Plants

I would like your comments on those heavily advertised hanging tomato plants.

Answered by
jasonlseward on
April 11, 2011
A.

not worth the effort, have to water too much

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 17, 2011

Q. Upside Down Tomato Container

I have seen tomatoes planted upside down in empty one gallon milk cartons. How do you get the stem through the opening without damaging it?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 18, 2011
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