Hanging tomato planters will make growing tomatoes on your deck, balcony, or patio a cinch. They offer many advantages over conventional planters. Tomato plants can grow very large and require a lot of support to keep the vine from failing under its own weight. Hanging tomato planters eliminate that problem. Plants in conventional planters are also prone to getting damaged by getting knocked over by accidental bumps, gusts of wind, and boisterous pets or kids. A hanging tomato planter will put your plants out of harm’s way.
I designed the Garden365 Hanging Garden specifically for growing tomatoes upside down. There are many hanging tomato planter choices on the market but none offer the same blend of function, versatility, and style. I tested them all. My patented design offers the ability to grow plants on top and bottom, a large water and soil volume, and a very versatile hanging bracket. You can hang it on just about any wall, railing, or fence (including chain link).
Planting Tomatoes Upside Down
Planting and growing tomatoes in the Garden365 hanging tomato planter is easy. Start by removing the drainage platform from the planter. Fold back the triangular plant clamps. If your plants are large, plant clamps can be cut off altogether. Place the drainage platform back in the planter.
Remove your tomato plant from the blister pack and break apart its roots. Roots should be free to grow in all directions as shown below.
Push the roots through the planter and the drainage platform. This step may take a bit of patience with larger plants, depending on the size of the root bulb.
Once the root bulb is inside the hanging tomato planter, fill it with a quality potting mix. Soil-less potting mixtures offer many advantages over conventional soils, especially when it comes to growing tomatoes in pots.
Hang your planted hanging tomato planter on the fence or wall. At this point you can plant other plants in the top. Tomato plants are demanding and are best paired with less demanding herbs. Some good companions include chives, basil, or oregano.
Hanging Tomato Planter Examples
A hanging tomato planter is a great option for any urban gardener or gardenista. Tomatoes are not the only plants that can be grown upside down. There are many other choices worth experimenting with. Here are several images kindly shared with me by some of the early users of the Garden365 Hanging Garden along with some of my own.
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