DIY Indoor Or Outdoor Hanging Tomato Plants

DIY Indoor Or Outdoor Hanging Tomato Plants

Small yard keeping you back from planting a garden? Try one of these DIY Topsy Turvey Planter with Soda Bottles!

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Today's guest post is brought to you by Amida who writes at the 
wonderful blog, Journey Into Unschooling. Here she shows you a 
great way to re-use plastic soda bottles or juice cartons to create 
an upside-down tomato planter!

I've always been fascinated with growing tomatoes

upside-down, but, $19.99 (which was what my local

garden supply store was selling it for) seemed a bit steep

to pay for what essentially is a bag you fill with dirt!

So I decided to make our own using some very

basic materials we had around the house.

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Here's what you'll need:

2-liter bottle or juice carton

Garbage bag

Duct tape

Tomato plant

Utility knife

Paper towel

Cotton balls

Twine

1. Using the knife, carefully cut off the bottom

of your bottle or carton.

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2. Roll up a garbage bag around your arm and

insert into the bottle. Once inside, loosen the bag

and try to spread it evenly within the bottle. The

reason I used the black bag was to keep the roots

covered and hopefully warm in the sun.

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3. Fold the top edge of the bag over the

bottle and secure with duct tape.

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4. Wrap a tomato plant with paper towel and

carefully insert into the bottle and out through the

spout. The towel will help keep the soil together.

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5. Fill the rest of the bottle with soil.

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6. Wrap some twine or string at the mouth of

the bottle, stretching along the length of

the body, and tape in place.

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7. Stuff some cotton balls through the bottom

opening to help keep water in.

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8. Hang in a sunny spot and water thoroughly.

Our plants have been growing strong for at least

three weeks now and appear to be doing well. Within

the first week, the plant flipped around and started

growing upwards.

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Another advantage I've noticed is that there that

are no bugs on the plants! Perhaps in this way, they

will survive a little longer than our usual crop and

maybe even provide us with some juicy

tomatoes this summer.


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