^^^this, has been since at least this time last year. This thing also suck. I have tried them, the problem is the tomato plant wants to grow up to to the sun, so it does not hang, it bands up the side and grows up, then grows tomatoes, gets heavy, and snaps. I would almost just put it flat on the ground once full of dirt and plant the seeds on the top, and use it as a cheap pot.
I tried the Strawberry one with no good results; I got 1 strawberry all season. However, a gardener friend of mine uses them with success. She grows tomatoes, strawberries and peppers with them and gets a good harvest. She tends them everyday unlike my once a week.
bestdealseaker said: I wonder if it would work OK with Cherry tomato plants since they are not as heavy.
Thats what I had in it, it still grows up then wants to fall down and bends/snaps/mutates the stems. Also it will stain your sidewalk because the water runs down all the time. Sure you cant flood the plant, but it will stain the sidewalk.
I've used these topsy turvy planters for the last 4 years and they work great. Every year I plant two tomato plants -- one cherry and another variety. (I've tried roma, celebrity, and beefsteak.) Although all the plants grew and produced tomatoes, the cherry tomato plant always produces the best results. The roma plant is a little too compact for air/sun to get through.
I've never had a problem with branches breaking. As the branches get long (and start to touch the ground) I tie the branches up to the TT hanging wire. And I water frequently -- every day or at least every other day.
I think I can reuse last years planter, but I'll probably order a couple just in case.
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