Top Questions About Topsy Turvy Tomato

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Questions About Topsy Turvy Tomato

Asked by
Anonymous on
September 28, 2011

Q. Soil for Upside Down Gardening

I tried growing tomatoes upside down and the water ran right through the container without actually soaking the root ball. I’m not sure what I need to add to the potting soil to allow the water to soak in well before running out the bottom. Maybe I should add some clay to the potting soil? Any thoughts?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 29, 2011
Certified Expert
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Well-draining potting soil amended with compost is usually preferred. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/upside-down-gardening.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/growing-tomatoes-upside-down.htm

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Asked by
mulldr on
June 10, 2012

Q. Topsy Turvy Tomato Plant

I have a Topsy Turvy tomato plant and the buds are falling off.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 11, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

When the tomato buds fall off without fruiting, this is a sign of a pollination problem. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/pollinate-tomatoes.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 28, 2012

Q. Non Fruiting Tomato Plant

I purchased a container that hangs a tomato plant upside down and have it hanging on my deck. The plant grew very well and has been flowering, but the flowers seem to dry up and haven’t produced any fruit. Could you provide any insight into possible problems and solutions?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 29, 2012
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 19, 2014

Q. Upside Down Hanging Plants

How many tomato plants can or should I try to grow in one hanging Topsy Turvy hanging planter if I fill it with soil? Or what plants can I put in the top of planter that will maxamize my yield in a limited hanging planter?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
March 21, 2014
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You don't want to crowd tomatoes, usually just one plant to each 5 gallon container. This article has some good ideas: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/upside-down-gardening.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 13, 2014

Q. Tomato plant

Upside down tomato plant has produced good tomatoes up to now. Tomatoes still being produced but green. Does this mean plant is finished? If not, how long do they live? Plant is in a shed with carbon fibre clear roof.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 14, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

Has it cooled down in the shed? Tomatoes ripen faster when it is warmer so when temps fall, whether in a greenhouse or outside, the fruit can take longer to ripen. Tomatoes are actually tender perennials, so they can live for years in the right environment. But tomato plants are susceptible to a dizzying number of diseases, so it is unusual for them to survive more than a few years even under the very best conditions. I think yours has just slowed down ripening for one reason or another, but I do not think this is a sign that it is sick.

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Answered by
Volcano2014 on
November 13, 2014
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Depends on what the temperature is in the shed
it being November, yeah its gonna die sometime.
It will probably make tomatoes just alot slower, and it will start dieing when it gets colder.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 14, 2015

Q. tomatoes

I have some topsy turvy tomato plants. They seem to be doing good but I notice some of the leaves have yellow on them around the edges. Is that ok? Right now it’s not a lot. I do have blooms and 1 small tomato but it has a brown spot on the bottom of it and it’s still green. Thanks for your time.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 15, 2015
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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 2, 2018

Q. Pruning tomato plants

How do you prune a tomato in an upside down container? It will touch the ground soon

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 3, 2018
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