The idea may seem a little strange, well all right it’s a lot strange, but 10 million American gardeners can’t all be wrong (or can they).
The revolutionary Topsy Turvy tomato planter that is set to flood Britain this summer, consists of a medium size bag that is filled with compost, this is hung from a pole or a wall. The Tomato plant is inserted in to the bottom of the bag and secured in place by a foam disc.
Now Tomatoes have been grow in hanging baskets for along time, but this product claims to increase the plants yield just by being up side down.
On their website http://www.tomatotopsyturvy.com/ the company say
Topsy Turvy tomato planter works in a simple yet ingenious way. As the sun warms the plant like a greenhouse, the root system explodes and thrives inside the planter. Because Topsy Turvy tomato planter is upside down, water and nutrients pour directly from the root to the fruit, giving you up to 30 pounds of deliciously ripe tomatoes per plant!”
I don’t want to trash the idea but hasn’t nature already worked out how to get water and nutrients from the roots to the fruit?
Having said that this could be the best gardening idea since the introduction of the grow bag, no more digging or weeding, just bash a nail in the wall and away you go.
This is one gardening gizmo that we all have to try!