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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tomato Garden Test Results

The results are in! A few months back I posted about my Tomato Garden Test. Basically, I had purchased one of those Topsy Turvy tomato planters. I planted one tomato plant there, and another plant in my regular garden. I wanted to determine which method truly worked better.

The cherry tomato plant that I planted in my garden is about 4 ft high and is significanly spilling over the tomato cage I have supporting it. Branches have actually broken and been removed because of the number of fruit the plant has produced. At the present time, there are about 50 red ripe tomatoes just like the one pictured. I had a handful on my salad last night!!!

The topsy turvy plant is a barely living, yellowing, pathetic looking plant. It did produce 4 tomatoes. One of which has still yet to turn red.

The winner by a LANDSLIDE is the regularly planted in-the-ground plant. I suggest if you want to still try the ol' Topsy Turvy, ask around to the friends that tried it this year. They probably had similar results as me and would be happy to give up the contraption. Or just build your own by drilling a hole in the bottom of a bucket or plastic planter. That seems to work just the same!

Happy Gardening!


  1. We almost bought the blueberry plant that they advertise on TV. So I did a google search for complaints on those and the topsy turvy tomato plants, and every review said the same thing: Plants arrive half dead and remain so, producing little to no fruit.

  2. I like the old fashioned way myself, however it sure looks interesting and easy to pick on TV!


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