Upside down garden anyone


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This concept has always intrigued me... But I have never tried an upside down garden. Has anyone here grown plants this way.. I have read that plants are more healthier and vibrant as they are attacked by fewer pest and draw the nutrients really well...
Here is a video on how to start your own upside down garden



 
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Wow, I've never seen upside down planters before. This is a really interesting idea even though it looks so unnatural. But, to be honest, I find it hard to believe that it's healthy for a plant to grow like this.
 
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I'm with Claudine. I find it hard to believe that it's healthy for the plants to grow so un-naturally, but I can see why there would be fewer pests or animals that attack them, so the yield would be better, if it was vegetables or fruit. Even ornamental plants would benefit from fewer pests, so who knows. lol
 
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Those orchids and tomatoes look healthy enough to me.. I believe the gravity helps these plants grow better .. or that is what they claim. However, it is an intriguing idea.. and it is worth the try.. The guy in the video.. seems to have the most sensible way to do this.. the other make this process harder.. I have watched a few other video before posting this..
This could be done with a 2 litre soda bottle I guess... it may be worth the try.
 
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Last year, I got tried to make a "Salsa Container" - I got a tomato plant and a jalapeno pepper plant, and one of those plastic hanging baskets that have the three drain slits in the bottom that make almost a complete circle. I cut out the bottom where the drain slits where, so I had a hole, and put the tomato in the bottom so it would hang upside down, then the jalapeno in the top. Both plants grew really well. Big and bushy. I never got any ripe tomatoes or peppers, but I never got any ripe anything last year. I am working on figuring out why.
 
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Bucket, soil, coffee filter, and utility knife.. Very creative, and a really cool idea. I always find the videos about gardening and plants to be so interesting because you can tell the person making the video, thoroughly enjoys what he is doing. This guys dog got in the video, then got bored and walked away..

Got this image from the link Becky posted .. really nice!

 
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Taskeinc, this looks interesting, very unique. But I think it must be very inconvenient to water them when they are hung so high. I don't know, maybe I'm just old fashioned but I prefer when my plants grow in a traditional way, not upside down:p
 
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An upside down garden looks like a great way to save on space by having some above and some below. Personally, I'm not ambitious or crafty enough to pull this one off, but maybe with my husbands help ;). Some company out there is selling kits for growing tomatoes like this and they make it look really easy in the commercial, but of course it would be because it's all ready to plant and hang.
 
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Here is a picture which shows how to water plants that grow upside down:



This looks so surreal....



 
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I like the idea of these, but like the string gardens I wonder about drainage, at least indoors. Outside it wouldn't matter if they dripped. The white ones in the photos you've all posted are a lot more attractive than those topsy turvey bags.
 
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I like the idea of these, but like the string gardens I wonder about drainage, at least indoors. Outside it wouldn't matter if they dripped. The white ones in the photos you've all posted are a lot more attractive than those topsy turvey bags.
I wonder too.. I wouldn't like my carpets soiled and soggy... the orchids have nothing much to hold in the moisture so you need to be spraying constantly.. I wish we could have some expert in here to tells us some more... I need to read up on this type of gardening.. haven't really found the time during the holidays.
 
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I wonder too.. I wouldn't like my carpets soiled and soggy... the orchids have nothing much to hold in the moisture so you need to be spraying constantly.. I wish we could have some expert in here to tells us some more... I need to read up on this type of gardening.. haven't really found the time during the holidays.

Maddie, the only thing I could see is if there was a hidden reservoir in the top of the planter that allowed the plant to be self watering and didn't allow that much moisture to pass through at once, like the drip irrigation from your bottles.
 
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Yeah .. would work with the other plants .. but I wonder if this would work with orchids... anyways.. I guess topsy turvy gardening is for outside .. at least for me...
They still intrigue me.. so much that someday I might try it.. when I come up with a way to catch the drippings.. LOL
 
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Well, you could always position a dishpan under the plant to catch the water as it trickles down, but I would guess these upside down planters have some kind of special system. Maybe they are aereoponic? Then they would not need watering.
 
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Well, you could always position a dishpan under the plant to catch the water as it trickles down, but I would guess these upside down planters have some kind of special system. Maybe they are aereoponic? Then they would not need watering.
Chanell, with my kind of rushing around I will be rolling on the floor more often than not. And what a sight it would be to have a few dishpans lying around the house :/... Doesn't sound very practical does it?
LOL turning your comfy world topsy turvy for a upside down garden... Nope may not happen.
 
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Well, Maddie, Maybe when you move you can hang an upside down garden outdoors. It would be quite a site and give your visitors something to chat about. BTW, you wouldn't leave the dishpans lying about; only use them at watering time.
 

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Well I'll be! That would have to the most weirdest gardening concepts I've seen.o_O
As challenging as it is I'll stick with Right Way Up Gardening. That's hard enough.:cool:
Thanks for showing us though.:)
 
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I saw this type of thing on a decorating show awhile back, and I must say that although the plants look really pretty, I'm just not into the upside down thing. It doesn't do much for me. I like how the plants look really pretty and healthy, and to be sure some plants look better upside down than others do, but still, no.
 
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@ Channel, true... I may need them just for the watering time and to catch the dripping for a little while after that. Yeah you are right about that be a conversation starter..
@ Jed, the more I think of it the more I think I like the right side up garden.. LOL
@ flourishes, the plants do look healthy and interesting... I may have to experiment with the concept before giving up on it.
I would rather like neat containers than buckets hanging above my head.
 

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