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Old 04-04-2010, 12:03 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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A friend of my tried one of those things last year, his response to my question about the general efficacy of the product----"I think it was invented by PTBarnum!"
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:29 AM
 
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I've seen the ads for this- looks pretty cool. I was wondering if it worked myself. I don't see why it wouldn't. Wish I knew someone who's tried it.
I tried strawberries and various types of tomato hybrids, including the ones coming with the kit, plus beefsteak, plum, cherries. I also tried peppers (various) & hung the planters on poles in the middle of a corn & tomato patch on poles about 5 feet above ground in direct sunshine. I used watering bulbs so there was a constant supply of moisture. I also used high quality compost from my friend's dairy farm. Of course, the tomatoes, peppers & corn growing below them did phenomenally!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:41 AM
 
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Supposedly, by hanging the plants upside down, gravity pulls more nutrients and water down to the tomatoes, making them bigger. (Personally, I think God designed them just fine!)

But, it did give me the idea to do this to save room on my balcony for growing more veggies!
Another quick idea is using one of those "5-fruit" trees if you have a little garden space. Planted one for my sister a few years ago & since started producing fruit, has not ceased to bear sweet, delicious fruit for all neighbours, family, friends & birds + tons still on ground!
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Topsy Turvy TIME!!!, 1. I have the darn thing since the first one came out without a stand and hanging it in the yard was quite a problem, but then I added an extension off my kitchen and it hangs on a hook. I managed to keep greenbeans, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and peppers alive thru January, but with the cold here in NY they started dieing off. Now the Topsey Turvy has a stand of its own so I have made a space in my garden to keep them outdoors for the summer/fall and will bring them into the living room for mid winter/mid spring. I have not had any trouble with plants getting too heavy or falling out. but using a pantry as a greenhouse is a bit tough since there was not heat and not enought light. But yes it does work and now its even better.
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