Have you seen those Topsy Turvy planters that grow tomatoes upside-down? I keep seeing them at the store and telling myself that I need to figure out how to make a Dollar Store Crafts version. Well, Jenny at DIY Newlyweds went and made her own, so now I can just share her link with you! Thanks for making my life easier, Jenny! Yes, you can plant veggies in a hanging basket and let them grow upside-down [find out how to plant upside-down plants] [thanks again, michelle]
As those of you who have been looking for wire baskets to make the beaded chandelier have probably noticed, it can be hard to find a hanging basket at the dollar store these days, but you can also use any plastic container (like a 5 gallon bucket) and drill a large hole in the bottom. You probably have something on hand you can use!
- Hanging basket, $1 and up
- Veggie plant, $1 and up
- Recycled plastic lid, on hand
- Potting soil, $3 and up or on hand
Total: $2 and up
You can grow plants other than tomatoes. How about cucumbers or small bell peppers? I wonder if you could grow kitchen herbs in small hanging baskets? You can also plant lettuces on the tops of your hanging gardens.
- Upside-Down Gardening at Gardening Know How
- An Alternative Garden Plan at Old Fashioned Living
- What Vegetables Can Be Grown Upside-Down at Gardening Know How
- Topsy Turvy also makes a Strawberry Planter