Sunday, July 12, 2009

Topsy Turvy Upside Down Vegetable Planter: Don't Hang Your Upside Down Planters Until You Read This

By Christine Pinkston

Make sure you read this if you are using the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter this year. Failure to hang your tomato planter correctly will result in you not having an easy time growing your tomato's.

Properly hanging your planter is crucial because the planter will weigh around 70 lbs. when it is all said and done so you need to make sure you have a good support system in place.

Properly supporting your Topsy Turvy is even more important if you have kids or pets as they both like to investigate. There are two ways to make sure your hanging planter will stay hanging.

If you only have one hanging planter to hang then just make a trip to your local hardware store and buy a stronger hook. Make sure it can hold up to 80lbs. to make sure it's strong enough. This is a small thing that will make a huge difference between having your hanging plant hanging or on the ground.

The other alternative is for if you plan on using more then one planter.

If you are using more then one planter then you should consider building your own support system out of wood. Making a wooden frame should only take you a couple of hours to make and chances are you have the wood already.

Depending on how many planters you have just make a nice and simple square or rectangular frame to stick in your yard. It does not have to be exact, it just has to be sturdy. Keep in mind that when your tomato plants take off they will cover most of the wood because they grow upwards and it is going to look stunning.

If you don't like the idea of just having a wooden frame in your yard or up against your house grab some extra paint you have laying around and give it a few coats.

The Topsy Turvy Planters last a long time so one afternoon of work will provide you years of joy so go ahead and spend a few extra minutes sprucing up your frame.

About the Author:

No comments: