Upside Down Tomatoes
Why grow upside down tomatoes?
It may seem crazy at first, but upside down tomatoes have their advantages. The main reason you may want to choose them is that they survive heavy storms and winds much better than tomato plants which require staking.
Things you need to grow upside down tomatoes
You need a sturdy container, pot, bucket or hanging basket of a minimum size 20 cm across. You can also buy a planter designed for upside down tomatoes.
What are the best planters for upside down tomatoes
Chain or rope
You need something stronng enough to carry the weight of the container.
Upside down tomatoes pros and cons
Here are the advantages and disadvantages of plnting tomatoes upside down.
In general, tomatoes growing in hanging baskets or containers require less maintenance than traditional tomatoes and are easier to handle. Here are more advantages.
And finally, it’s worth mentioning that tomatoes are plants which natyrally grow upwards and updise down is not their natural position.
Knowing the pros and cons of growing tomatoes upside down, if you decide to go for it, here is how to plant them.
How to grow tomatoes upside down
What types of tomato plants are best to grow upside down?
Determinate tomato varieties are best for growing upside down and they don’t develop very sturdy stems, the plant is more compact and shorter. There aren’t any special tomato varieties for growing upside down tomatoes.