Topsy Turvy Tomatoes

July 12, 2009

After all my waxing and whining about growing our own food, the Smallers have taken a size-appropriate step: tomatoes and basil, planted in what’s known to the infomercial world as a Topsy Turvy:

My mother-in-law gifted us with this hanging collapsible planter which snugs in perfectly under our front gable, where the majority of our southerly sun hits.

It’s a Small move, sure. Maybe next year we’ll be prepped to go bigger, perhaps with a P-Patch plot, or, with the help of the new Urban Garden Share program, a neighbor’s undeveloped lawn. Or even some more vertical veggies in — get this! — a store-bought shoe storage rack, like Instructables contributor pippa5.

Until then, though, we’ll be satisfied with little tommies and freshmade pesto.

What’s your small space garden solution?

Special Bloggie Love to the Central District News’ series of urban farming posts. Check them out.


2 Responses to “Topsy Turvy Tomatoes”

  1. We’ve just started growing tomatoes in a topsy turvy container this year. So far they’re doing very well indeed, I think they’re a great option for those with just a balcony or no space at all, they can be hung on the wall and even in a city you can still have juicy fresh tomatoes from your own ‘garden’.


  2. Glad to hear your tomatoes are doing well. Let’s hope ours fare the same.

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