Top Questions About Topsy Turvy Tomato

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Questions About Topsy Turvy Tomato

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 18, 2011

Q. Topsy Turvy Tomato Plants

Do those tomato plants that you grow upside-down really work, or is it just a gimmick to get your money?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 19, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, they work. In fact, upside down gardening is a great way to grow vegetables, especially for those with a lack of space. For more information on this type of gardening, these articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/upside-down-gardening.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/vegetables-grown-upside-down.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 26, 2011

Q. Upside-Down Tomato Plants

I am really excited to know that I can make my own container to do some vegetable gardening. This is my first year as a gardener. I read that you can also utilize the top of the container for planting lettuce and other things. How would I do this with my tomato plants growing from the bottom?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 26, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 1, 2011

Q. Impatiens and Tomato Plants

I was told that I cannot plant impatiens on top of my upside-down patio garden container if I put tomato plants in the upside-down part to grow. The impatiens would supposedly taint and poison the tomatoes. Is that true?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 2, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Actually yes. These plants are prone to certain diseases, such as impatiens necrotic rot and tomato spotted wilt virus, which when planted together or near one another can make them more susceptible to the diseases.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 2, 2011

Q. New Garden

I am going to try my luck with a hanging garden soon. I have good field dirt to use in my 5-gallon pails (14 of them). I will mix in some planting mix also. I want tomatoes, cukes, summer squash, zucchini, and three kinds of peppers. Can I also plant onions,  radishes, and carrots above the plants in the same pail? This is new for me. My son-in-law tried it last year and was happy with it. I will have full sun,  drain holes, and will water twice a day (if needed).

Answered by
Nikki on
May 3, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can plant other crops on top. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/vegetables-grown-upside-down.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 5, 2011

Q. Upside Down Vegetable Garden

I received an upside down vegetable garden for growing tomatoes. In our area, it has rained for 5 days straight, and it killed all my tomato plants. I am growing strawberries on top. Any suggestions as to how I can replant tomatoes, or is it over for me?

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Nikki on
May 6, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 18, 2011

Q. Upside-Down Tomatoes

Can I plant just one tomato plant in an upside down planter, or do I need 2 plants for pollination?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 18, 2011
Certified Expert
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Tomatoes are self fertilizing, so you only need one.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 22, 2011

Q. Retarded Plants

I have amended my soil but all of my plants are retarded, even my Topsy Turvy tomato plants. My tomato plants are not growing. I have fertilized and amended the soil. My corn, squash, and flowers are still small, and it seems that they should be producing flowers by now. I live in southeast Georgia. I feel like there is something I’m missing.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 23, 2011
Certified Expert
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Are they getting enough sun? They need about 6 hours a day. Another possibility may be water. The plants in the ground need 2" a week, while the plants in containers should be watered daily.

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