Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Saga of the Topsy Turvey Tomato continues
I'm nothing if not persistent. Try try again is my motto. I am bound and determined to make this thing work! My topsy turvy upside down tomato planter has been my nemesis. To start, I bought the thing because I thought the idea was great. Hang your plant above the ground, no staking, no limbs dragging the ground or dirt splashing up on them. But the box did not show how you how to hang them nor really give you the proper equipment. I hung it on a shepherds hook but didn't have enough soil so back to the store. Add some more miracle gro, water it and watch it bend the hook all the way to the ground! Which did not help the plants. Some of the limbs broke off. Back to the store to buy a stronger hook, plus a chain plus an s-hook. Probably spent about $30 by now. But my original plant died. Back to Lowes, buy a new tomato plant, no more beefsteaks left so I got an Early Girl, whatever that it. I tucked that in this evening, watered it real good, noticed some yellow buds on it already so I have high hopes of getting some tomatoes out of it. Talk about the fruit of your labor!