One rainy day a couple weeks ago I was kicked back in the recliner catching up on some recently missed TV shows. While flipping through the channel I came across an infomercial about growing tomatoes using the Topsy Turvy Upside-Down Tomato Planter. For those that have no clue what a Topsy Turvy is, it is a system for growing tomatoes upside down. That’s right…. upside down.
The infomercial claimed the Topsy Turvy could grow about 60 pounds of tomatoes in one season. After seeing this I just knew I had to try this thing out. I immediately jumped in my truck and headed to Home Depot to purchase one. The Topsy Turvy cost around 10 bucks and I bought a couple small Big Beef tomato seedlings while I was there. It came up to be about 15 bucks after buying the Topsy Turvy and the two tomato plants.
After I got back home I set up the Topsy Turvy (in the pouring rain even) with my two new tomato plants. I decided to try two plants in one bag instead of just one. I figured two might be better than one….double the fun, right? It was very easy to set up – taking about 10 minutes, and comes with a very handy hanger and hook to hang it up with. The great thing about this system is that it was very easy to set up and requires no digging and very little space. It is perfect for someone that has limited space, such as someone that lives in an apartment or condo.
I admit I am kind of skeptical about this system, but everyone I have talked to just go on and on about how great it is. I guess we’ll see. I am very anxious to see how it does, but I am not sure about the 60 pounds of tomatoes.
Here’s how the Topsy Turvy tomatoes are progressing after two weeks: