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Growing Tomatoes Upside Down

The newest idea for plants is to plant them upside down. Don't buy expensive packaged products or planters. See here!

Approximate Time: 5 minutes



  • metal basket
  • grass clippings or moss
  • potting soil
  • tomato or strawberry plant
  • flowering plants - optional


Use hanging baskets found in yard sales and in local Dollar Tree stores as the base for your own attractive hanging plants (see photo)! I added grass clippings along the outside walls to hold in the soil or you can use moss. Stick tomato plant into the bottom hole facing downward. Add potting soil and additional attractive flowers or vines, if you'd like.

Don't pay for a pre-packaged plastic bag to enjoy this new plant craze! Pretty, huh?

By Donna from Sterling, PA

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June 12, 20100 found this helpful

You are brilliant! Why did I not think of this! And I like the idea of puttung flowers on top. Thank you for this great idea!

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August 13, 20100 found this helpful

Very creative! The commercial version is not the most attractive but your idea is very lovely. :) Fun, environmentally friendly and very attractive!

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December 9, 20100 found this helpful

Grass clippings! I knew there had to be a good substitute for the expensive stuff in stores. How do you keep the clippings sticking together and not falling through?

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