Upside Down Plantation
Tomatoes are the most widely used vegetable all over the globe. They are produced in variable numbers for these reasons:
- To protect them from the strong summer winds that can damage the stems.
- The late summer rains can also be harmful as they bring on the blight.
- As these are container plants, they are grown in sterilized soil and are thus kept away from the diseases that come from the soil.
- They are also hung in containers so that there is a lot of air circulation around the plant and it is uniform in manner.
- This air circulation aids in pollination and pest control since it is at a height from the ground level.
- Watering and fertilizing the upside down tomato plants is much easier and less messy. The watering is also enhanced only to the roots and not the plants because of this arrangement.
- The tomatoes which yield after these attempts turn out to be a very good product.
- A young tomato plant
- A large plastic milk bottle
- Compost and/or garden soil
- String or twine
- Hook (or if you have something else it can be hung from)
- When you have all the materials you need, choose a sunny place where you will be hanging the plant.
- Using the string, make a knot on the basket on which your upside down milk bottle will be placed, and then attach it to the ceiling.
- Cut the top off the milk bottle and add the soil to it. Press it in the bottle so that it is fixed properly to the base.
- Once the soil is added, make sure you have holes in the bottle so that there is air circulation around the soil and the plant.
- Then put the plant into the soil from the lid end and make sure the roots go deep into the soil. Fill the bottle with some compost and water it for the time being.
- Make sure that the plant is subjected to appropriate amount of sunlight but not very hot winds as they can ruin the leaves of the plant.