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Questions About Upside Down Gardening

Asked by
Anonymous on
December 31, 2010

Q. Upside-Down Gardening

I am doing a science project and waited last minute. Do you think you can help me? I need to grow a plant upside down in the winter. What plant do you know will grow in the winter?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 31, 2010
Certified Expert
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Any plant will grow in the winter indoors if given enough light and warmth, though some better than others. You might want to look at peas. They like cooler temps and would do ok upside down. Do you need to do it on plants upside down? If not, and you need a quick project, you might want to look at how different fertilizers affect plant growth of bean sprouts. Or sprouting an avocado seed (or even more beans, which are even faster) and then flipping it upside down to show geotropism (the need for a plant to grow leaves up and roots down) in plants.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 16, 2011

Q. Upside Down Vegetable Planter

I was recently given an upside down vegetable planter, but no instructions came with it. It is soft plastic, about 100 cm deep and has 15 small cicular holes (about 2-3 cm diameter) on each side. If I fill the planter with potting soil and fertilizer, can I plant vegetable seeds near each hole, or must I plant seedlings with roots in the soil and foliage protruding through the holes?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 16, 2011
Certified Expert
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The foliage will protrude through the hole.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 1, 2011

Q. Upside Down Growing

I just found out about upside-down growing plants, and I just was wondering besides the benefit of not having to pull weeds and not having to worry about pesty bugs, are there any other benefits (such as does it help make a larger fruit)?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 1, 2011
Certified Expert
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Not really. Most people grow plants upside down for space saving reasons.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 16, 2011

Q. Upside Down Garden

What are the vegetables you can grow upside down for a full garden? I know tomatoes and cucumbers, but what else?

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 15, 2011

Q. Upside Down Planting

Can you grow upside down herbs, and if yes, how?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 16, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Most herbs are not very well suited to upside down planters, but herbs do grow great in hanging baskets. This article will help:
https://www.ehow.com/how_4921748_choose-herbs-hanging-basket.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 20, 2011

Q. Watering a Topsy Turvy

How do you know if you are watering your plant too much or not enough? I have a Topsy Turvy. Do the leaves turn certain colors for either occasion?

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 25, 2011

Q. Transplanting A Tree And Planting It Upside Down

Is it possible to transplant a tree and flip it upside down, leaving the roots exposed and planting the crown?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 25, 2011
Certified Expert
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No, this would kill the tree.

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