I have determined my gardening style to be “experimental.” 

I don’t like doing the same thing twice.  I like to grow things in unexpected places.  I like French intensive gardeing, square foot gardening and am really in to this  straw bale gardening right now.   I’d even like to try hydroponic gardening sometime, despite the fact that I have grave doubts about the quality and flavor of things grown in water (I believe in soil).

I have to admit, I rolled my eyes a lot when I first started seeing these upside-down gardens on TV.  I checked out their website and good grief: people are really doing this thing!

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Therefore, I am going to have make my very own topsy-turvy-upside-down tomato grower.  Why?   Because that is the experiment part.  I don’t want to buy “their” cheap-looking plastic aparatus.  I want to make my own ghetto version…from a big, plastic paint can. Yes, I do.

I’ll post pictures.  I think it is going to be pretty cool!  It’ll be like tomatoes raining down on me from heaven above!


pictured: people’s purchased topsy-turvey planters

5 thoughts on “Frankengardener

  1. We saw those on TV also… They look fun! Maybe they would be less affected by hail? That was what always seemed to take our our plants.

  2. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world,
    The unreasonable man persists in adapting the world to himself,
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man because balanced men never changed history…
    George Bernard Shaw

    You are unreasonable, honey! And I applaud you for that!

  3. I couldn’t believe it when I saw one of these tomato things in my friend, Alicia’s backyard. She couldn’t have shocked me more. Her backyard could be in a magazine and low and behold, there hung this ugly green thing. I refuse.

    1. Oh-that is hilarious…I am going to use a 5-gallon paint bucket (which is presently that horrid traffic-cone orange. However, I happen to have in my possession a narrow bamboo window shade and will wrap it so when it is hanging, it will look like a sleek, modern lampshade…at least that is what I HOPE it will look like! :)

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