Because my upside-down tomatoes were such a success last year, I made five more pots this year and hung ’em up. It went so fast this time. Like I said, it’s the infrastructure that’s time-consuming, or the figuring out.
I thought I’d give this a try, because I love the idea, although unproven. Last year my tomato planted upside down in a juice jug was a total fail, probably not least because of the transparent jug, and inadequate gasket around the stem of the plant. This time I roughly copied the technique of a guy I met hitchhiking (cute, and he gardens!), and the summer will tell if it’s a success. Both of us saw this in the Lee Valley catalog, and although the special pots they sell are certain to be sophisticated technology, there has to be a way to make them work low-tech.
First things first! Drive the nails or hooks where you’re going to hang them. Because the moment you have one full, you’re gonna need to put it somewhere to get it out of your way.