Steps to Create an Upside-down Planter at Home
As we know, growing tomatoes at home is a tough task that requires heavy maintenance. Even if you provide the required maintenance, there is no guarantee that you will get the desired results. This fact can deter amateur gardeners. Secondly, when you try growing tomatoes in the ground, you also need to ensure to protect them from soil-borne plant diseases. Using hanging planters you get larger and riper tomatoes.
- A hanging planter
- A hole saw
- Potting soil
- Landscaping fabric
- Tomato plant
- First of all, create a hole in the bottom of the planter. It should be large enough to feed water to the plant. Then cut a piece of landscaping fabric, big enough to cover the bottom of the pot.
- You need to use this fabric to prevent the soil from draining. Then, cut a shape in the form of "X" in the landscaping fabric. Size of this "X" should be large enough to pass the tomato root ball through it.
- Then, place it upside down and feed the plant inside (in upward direction). Now, fill it with potting soil. Place the plant in soil in such a way that only its roots should be inside the soil. This is an important lesson of container gardening.
- Lastly, you need to tamp the soil around the roots and water the plant as you would normally do.
If you are not sure about making it at home, then the best solution would be to purchase one. Some popular brands are: Topsy-Turvy Upside-Down Tomato Planter, Hanging Tomato Plant in Woven Planter by Bright Delights, Hanging Tomato Basket by Target, Plug 'N Gro Hanging Planter, Little Yellow House GROW KITS * 2 Cherry Tomato Hanging Garden Bag Planters, etc.
While choosing, you need to make sure that the planters have a sunlight-absorbing outer shell. The outer shell absorbs sunlight and creates warmth for the roots and soil. You should also need to be sure that it is secured with a tough twine or rope. This is an important thing to consider while you're making the same at home too.
Choosing the best product is a relatively easy gardening job and if you also want to have some fresh and homegrown tomatoes, then these planters are worth a try!