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« on: May 23, 2011 02:31:51 AM »

We finished a big tub of rice, and I kept the container, knowing I'd do something with it!  I decided to drill a hole in the base, fill with compost and plant a tomato plant (variety: Tumbling Tom) in it.  I have since wrapped a tea towel around it to protect the roots from the sun, and have hung it on a hanging basket stand.   Smiley


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Some photos of the plant in full bloom, with the addition of a tea towel to protect the roots from the sun!


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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011 07:45:30 PM »

That's awesome!  Very unique and it looks like your tomatoes are doing great.  I bought a topsy-turvy planter and love it so far.  Definitely going to make more next year.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011 06:30:23 AM »

What a fantastic idea! I knew those infomercial planters were a rip-off!! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011 12:38:52 AM »

Thank you! My dad also had the great idea of using a hanging bag to plant them in, and that's worked amazingly too. Both have worked better than the same plants in hanging baskets. Will definitely plant things upside down again! Smiley
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