Homemade "Topsy Turvey"

For a mere $19.99 (and $7.95 S&H) you can have your very own "Topsy Turvey" (as seen on TV)


You can make your own with stuff you probably have in your garage or garden shed.  And if you don't have everything you need?  I guarantee that you can buy all the supplies for less than $28.  
I've always planted my tomatoes in the garden, and have always had great success (the key to great tomatoes is consistent watering, you know), but this year I decided to plant one of my plants upside down.  Those infomercials are just so convincing...

The trickiest part was figuring out where to hang it - planting the tomato was actually very simple (and fun if you're into that sort of thing, which I am).  I love the idea of growing tomatoes without a giant plant flopping all over the garden...not to mention the fact that I won't have to worry about weeds.  

Want to try one?  I wrote an eHow article with step by step instructions.  (Big strong man with power tool not included...but you can do it yourself if you're not worried about taking pictures, I promise!)  

As always, I'd sure appreciate it if you'd take a second to rate the article for me :-)

The Conservative Homeschooler  – (5/24/2009 11:19:00 PM)  

Who could imagine it would be so easy to make a "Do it yourself" topsy turvy!

Thank you for sharing that great tip!

Becky Avella  – (5/25/2009 11:07:00 AM)  

Awesome! You did it! I just read your e-how article and can't wait to give it a try. Good thing you are just down the hill if I need help. ; )

You're amazing.

Becky Avella  – (5/25/2009 11:09:00 AM)  

P.S. You should make this a Works for me Wednesday post. I'm sure there are other bloggers out there that want to know how to make one of these.

Rachel Beran  – (5/25/2009 08:15:00 PM)  

Checked out the e-how article. How do you figure all of this stuff out?! Great idea!

We need to plant our two tomato plants, but have already used up all of our room in our raised beds. I was just wondering where on earth we were going to plant them (not that we don't have the room on the farm, but I just didnt' feel like digging up more of the yard). Anyway, I'm going to share this idea with my husband. If he gets "on board" with the idea, I'll be sure to write a review for ya. :)

Kirsty  – (5/26/2009 09:54:00 PM)  

OOhhhh so excited. I am mesmerized by that add but could not bring myself to spend that type of cash on something like that. Thanks very much for this!!

Home School Dad  – (5/26/2009 10:21:00 PM)  

Fabulous! Thanky you and my garden thanks you!

Gravity Gardener  – (5/27/2009 04:55:00 AM)  


I love the concept of upside down gardening. I made a planter out of an ordinary bucket for $1.50. Easy to do and I can hang it up anywhere. I made one for a tomato and an jalapeno pepper plant and documented the step by step process if anyone was interested in reviewing.


Erin @ Closing Time  – (5/27/2009 05:53:00 AM)  

Great tip! I knew it could be done for much less than the infomercial! Just didn't know how until now.

Jennifer  – (5/27/2009 07:07:00 AM)  

Thanks for the tutorial! =)

Happy Wednesday!

annies home  – (5/27/2009 07:16:00 AM)  

visiting from wfmw and love this idea how great husband been wanting to try topsy turvy but will share this idea with him he will love it thanks

Abbi  – (5/27/2009 08:15:00 AM)  

I have been thinking this might be fun to try. I might just have to checking out your instructions. I was just getting ready to plant my tomatoes too.

Jenny  – (6/04/2009 10:04:00 PM)  

great post. i missed this weeks WFMW cause I have nothing to share. LOL but yours is pretty good :)

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