Best Tomaotes - Upside Down Pot

Upside Down Tomato Plant
Have you ever tried to growing your own tomatoes? If so, you'll know that it's difficult because of the short growing season here in Thunder Bay. So what do you do? Many people have found success by using the upside down tomatoe pot. But there are a few things you should know before you buy and implement an upside down toamto pot to ensure a ripe harvest. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you yeild some great tasting tomatoes that you will be eating sooner than if you were to plant tomotoes traditionally.

If you're looking for the upside down pot, you can buy it from an infomercial on tv, online, or most big box stores with a garden center. 

Planting is simple:

  • make sure you have lots of potting soil and water. If don't, you'll have trouble getting the roots to take
  • take the round piece of foam out
  • insert your tomatoe sapling into the container - roots first into the opening
  • stick the foam back in from the top and slide the tomatoe stem into the foam's centre (this prevents the plant from falling out)
  • fill the bag portion almost to the top with potting soil
  • hang the contraption at least 4 feet off the ground (your plant will get very big)
  • add at least a gallon of water on the first day (don't worry about over watering - excess water will simply drain out the bottom)

Ensure your hanging upside down pot  has as much sun exposure as possible.  The bag portion containg the soil will heat up and stimulate the roots - which i believe makes the plant grow faster.
Now that you know how simple this is and that its not a hoax or gimmic, you'll have tomotoes in  not time without worrying about the upcomming frost which is when traditional tomatoes only start to redden.

Traditionally Planted Tomato Plant
For fun - i set up a traditionally planted tomatoe plant next to the upside down tomaote plant.  See for yourself the difference.  Both have tomaotes but the upside down plant's tomaotes are signficantly bigger - and its only been 2 weeks!


  1. I always thought those upside down tomato contraptions were just as crummy as the slap chop but hey! you have proven me wrong the tomato plant looks so big compared to the upright tomato plant. kinda jealous. Do my a favour will ya? Have boconccini salad for me.

  2. Good call on the boconccini - i usually make a killer pasta sauce from the tomatoes, but i will definitily reserve some for the cheese!


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