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Old 04-10-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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I don't own a television (or stereo, microwave, dishwasher, etc.!) and I'm moving to a new apartment at the end of this month. The apartment has a balcony that gets the morning sun. I'd like to at least grow tomatoes, if not more.

A friend told me today about a tv product called Topsy Turvy where you hang the planter up and stick the tomato plant in it upside down. He said the tomatoes grow bigger and don't fall of the vine and the plants don't break.

Has anyone seen/heard of this? I'm skeptical of everything sold on tv but I thought I could save some room if I "hang" my tomatoes.

What do you think? Silly or Ingenious?
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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Are you sure the friend didn't tell you that on April 1st!
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:51 PM
 
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I don't own a television (or stereo, microwave, dishwasher, etc.!) and I'm moving to a new apartment at the end of this month. The apartment has a balcony that gets the morning sun. I'd like to at least grow tomatoes, if not more.

A friend told me today about a tv product called Topsy Turvy where you hang the planter up and stick the tomato plant in it upside down. He said the tomatoes grow bigger and don't fall of the vine and the plants don't break.

Has anyone seen/heard of this? I'm skeptical of everything sold on tv but I thought I could save some room if I "hang" my tomatoes.

What do you think? Silly or Ingenious?
You can drill a 2 inch hole into the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket and hang it right side up and have the same effect.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:48 PM
 
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Are you sure the friend didn't tell you that on April 1st!
LOL I thought it might have been a joke, but there's a website for it. Just google it. I haven't seen it yet, myself.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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You can drill a 2 inch hole into the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket and hang it right side up and have the same effect.
Exactly. This is why I want to see what this contraption looks like. I'm sure I could create something just as good for much less.

But, does/would it work? (The concept of hanging the plant upside down, I mean.)
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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Ok, I just looked at the website and had a great laugh! I'd still like to know if the concept is a good one, but what they're selling is a joke! zonababe is right about the 5 gallon bucket! Just attach some chain and hang it up.

I like the idea of adding more space to grow more veggies in though, by hanging them.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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What's gonna keep the plant from succumbing to gravity? How you gonna water it upside down?
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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What's gonna keep the plant from succumbing to gravity? How you gonna water it upside down?
Go to TopsyTurvey dot com. There's a 1 1/2 minute infomercial showing you.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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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.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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I'll let you know, Torrie. I plan to make my own and try it. Would love to can tons of tomatoes and cucumbers this year! Pickles, salsa, tomato juice, chopped tomatoes... I can never have enough!
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