How to Hang a Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter


The Topsy Turvy tomato planter grows tomatoes upside down from your patio or porch, eliminating the need to weed, and eliminating harmful bacteria and ground fungus. The bag holds about 11 quarts of water and gets very heavy when it is filled with water, so be sure to hang your Topsy Turvy in a solid place.

Step 1

Locate a beam or post that will be able to hold up to 60 pounds, as the Topsy Turvy will become very heavy once filled with soil and water.

Step 2

Drill a hole into the beam or post.

Step 3

Twist the screw eye provided with the Topsy Turvy into the drilled hole until it is securely fastened. You may also fasten it to a tree.

Step 4

Place the root ball of the tomato plant into the hole in the Topsy Turvy and secure the stem with the foam disc included.

Step 5

Lay the Topsy Turvy on its side and add potting soil, leaving two to three inches of space at the top.

Step 6

Place the lid on the top and hang from the hook. Water thoroughly until water drains through the bottom.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not water the Topsy Turvy until it has been hung as it will be very heavy to lift.

Things You'll Need

  • Topsy Turvy tomato planter
  • Drill
  • Tomato plant
  • Potting soil
  • Water


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  • Pool and Garden
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Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Karen has worked four years as a professional writer and editor, writing for the online source eHow with articles such as "How to Make Chocolate Chip Biscotti" and "How to Make Marshmallow Fondant," and editing scripts for A Work In Progress, an inspirational radio drama.