I wasn't sure what to expect when I planted my tomatoes in the Topsy Turvy Planter this year. I had heard that they were a novelty and didn't perform well. In fact, the Washington State University Extension claims the upside down tomato planter tends to suffer from wind damage, doesn't provide room for the roots to grow (they cluster in the bottom of the container instead of stretching upward in the soil), and exposure to direct sunlight overheats the roots stressing the plants.
It also reports that the stem tends to rot at the point where it extends through the foam ring at the bottom of the container. Additionally it claims that the yield from tomato plants in the Topsy Turvy Planter is not good.
It's too early for me to offer any evidence of yield yet, but I can tell you that I have had a few surprises.
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
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