Upside Down Gardening

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Asked by Anonymous on December 31, 2010
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The foliage will protrude through the hole.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 1, 2011
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)?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Not really. Most people grow plants upside down for space saving reasons.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 16, 2011
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
Upside Down Planting

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

No, this would kill the tree.

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