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!

Project Estimate:

  • 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.

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