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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2009 11:00:32 AM »

Last summer, my dad made recycled a (tall'ish) round bucket as an upside down tomato planter.  It worked like a charm.  All he did was cut a 2-3 inch hole in the bottom, insert the tomato seedling and filled it with soil.  He used the handle to hang it from the fence.  He got a pretty good harvest! You could probably cut holes in the sides in increase the number of seedlings planted.  I'm planning on making one this summer with the buckets they use to sell compost in at Whole Foods. 
I just finished doing this the other day with a 5 gallon pail. It works pretty well,except it has been very windy the last few days and my poor tomatoes are wind whipped! I also have one that is a home for 2 cucumber plants

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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2009 12:22:00 PM »

Fantastic idea.  we bought one that just holds one plant but I might have to try this for next year Cheesy


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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2009 08:02:33 PM »

Ok since Ive posted the pics of the day I made this... I have gottin some cherry tomatos but my peppers are still growing. The plants are not HUGE but Im getting my veggies from them Smiley I even added some vitamins for the plants and that worked some too Smiley
 Oh ya and they still grew upward not to much hanging. Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2011 10:47:25 PM »

So what kind of tomatoes are you growing? I love tomatoes and wouldn't mind doing something like this!
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2012 07:43:36 PM »

Must snatch idea!  Cheesy

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