Monday, February 25, 2008
Posted by Lets Plant at 7:11 PM
Today I took my Husky Cherry Red Hybrid Tomato and hung it upside down. That's right upside down. I had an empty kitty litter bucket laying around for a while just waiting for me to figure out what to do with. Well I finally figured it out, I am going to hang my Husky Cherry Red Hybrid Tomato plant in it upside down. Here's what I did: First I cut a hole in the bottom of the bucket. I just cut around the pre-stamped circle on the bottom of just about every bucket I have ever seen. The hole is about a 2 inch diameter. Then I took a piece of newspaper and cut a + into it in the middle. Then I slipped my tomato plant through the + in the newspaper until the newspaper was on the soil. You can use cardboard, newspaper, coffee filters etc... for this. The reason for doing this is to hold the soil in the bucket when upside down. After I was finished with that I set my bucket with the facing down on two different tables so there was a gap where the hole was. Then I slipped my tomato plant very carefully through the hole in the bucket. Then I filled the rest of the bucket with a mix of soils and perlite. Finally I hung the Cherry Red Hybrid in my Star fruit tree using a metal coat hanger. This is probably the best method for growing tomato's. I did not get pictures of the process but I do have pictures of the finished product. Here are the pics, enjoy!!