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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

T for ABC Wednesday


ABC Wednesday offers T as the prompt. Thanks TEAM!

Top Down Tomatoes


My plant success is largely confined to creeping
charlies, leftover peace lilies and skinny spider plants.

I hope this method of growing tomatoes works. My daughters are trying it for the first time this year, too, but my son-in-law says he has seen them growing - we are excited!

The plant on the top is a small pepper.

Have you tried top downers?

Does it work?

How soon can I have fresh tomatoes?

(I've been waiting a week, already!)


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22 comments:

Anna said...

Have read about this method but never tried it. Good luck and keep us posted :)

Babooshka said...

That's quite a unique and yummy choice.

Carol said...

I have heard about these, but not seen them growing. This is a great idea for those with limited space. I think I will go out and get them also! Maybe you will show us a picture when there are tomatoes on that vine.

Reader Wil said...

I have never heard of top downers!
I think it's very interesting and I wish you good luck. It's a very good T word.

paisley said...

i have heard of them but have no clue if they work.. do let us know tho because i am interested....

Michelle Johnson said...

Good luck with your tomatoes. And, I agree... pictures of that first tomato would be great. Hope all is well. Have a nice night.

photowannabe said...

The advertisments all look wonderful. I hope they work for you. Fresh tomatoes...yummy.

Janie said...

I've seen tomatoes grown in pots, but not hanging planters. I'd be interested to know how it works.
Great T!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Top-downers sound right for me since I can rarely make plants grow UP!

Roger Owen Green said...

there's a song by a group called Cyrkle called Turn Down Day, which came to mind seeing your plant.

anthonynorth said...

Sadly most forms of gardening defeat me. I really must get a grip :-)

jay said...

Those look quite fun! Tomatoes, it seems, are very versatile plants!

spacedlaw said...

I've never tried them but many internet friends seem to have them this year! Ours grow in full earth.

Q said...

Top down tomatoes I bet are tasty!
Wonderful t!
Sherry

Vicki ~ FL said...

I've seen these before but never known anyone who has grown them this way...good luck...and thanks for stopping by my blog...

Have a good evening...

kml said...

I have never even heard of them - but it seems like a great concept! Please keep us posted as to how well they grow. Too cool!

b said...

I have been telling my husband for weeks now that this is just
WRONG!:) The poor tomato has taken eons to learn to grow upright toward the sun and down with the pull of gravity. Then humans come along and treat them like stalactites in a cave. Poor things!!!

b

Gordon said...

Maybe if I grew them here Down-Under, they'd be the right way up!

Selma said...

I haven't tried this but I'm going to give it a go. Hope they grow well for you!

RuneE said...

You have taught me something new - I didn't even know it was possible! :-)

Geraldine said...

I've never heard of these. There is nothing quite as tasty as freshly picked tomatoes. I hope yours grow well Sue!!!

Hugs, G

PS: I have a new monthly prompt offering over at MPP, hope you stop by soon.

Karyn said...

I, too, have heard of these and seen the adverts. Never tried them, myself. I like the idea of the pepper on the top.

Hope you get lots of tasty tomatoes!