Topsy Turvy in action. Photo: Topsy Turvy.
As The New York Times points out, the Topsy Turvy tomato planter is a hot ticket in the big-box stores. Thousands of American houses will be festooned with dirt-filled plastic cylinders and dangling tomatoes this summer.
Tomatoes are the number one crop in U.S. gardens, and more power to anyone who makes them easier to grow.
But as I always say, "The best way to earn money in the garden is to invent a gadget for growing tomatoes."
I'm not convinced by this upside-downing yet. For one thing, that fast-draining soil would need to be watered twice a day in my hot climate.
The upside-down gardening fans are full of zeal. What if they decide other plants could benefit from this growing technique? I fear for American gardens.
Come spring we could see:
And who knows if dedicated fans will seek their own health benefits with:
How about you? Will your tomatoes be doing a headstand this summer?
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