Why You Should Grow Tomatoes Upside Down
Why You Should Grow Tomatoes :
Have you ever tried to grow tomatoes upside down? If you have watched those informative commercials they show on the TV, you will probably notice how well those tomatoes have grown to be. These commercials make growing tomatoes in the downward direction look so easy, that I sometimes think that could be the reason why tomato plantations are becoming more and more popular each passing day.
If you still have never grown tomatoes upside down, read through this article. We have tried to give some information that could be helpful when you grow tomatoes this way, and also some benefits on why to grow tomatoes upside down.
The first thing that needs to be mentioned here is that, you will still have to either plant your own seeds and wait for them to turn into seedlings, or you will have to buy already grown seedlings from a garden shop. Any plant grows well when you plant them in a healthy soil, and since the tomato seeds or seedlings need to be planted in a flower pot, you will need some good potting soil. Do not substitute soil with dirt, since it will suffocate the plant and keep it from growing well.
Growing tomatoes is something that just cannot be learned in one day. However, if you are just doing it as a hobby, plant the seeds or seedlings in a container. This will make everything easier when it comes to plant care and maintenance. Any plant needs lots of sunlight to grow well, and since the plant is already grown this way, it will thrive under pressure.
If you do not have a garden, you can grow tomatoes upside down. This is already a popular hobby, and the techniques here will also apply to it. So whether you are into growing the normal way, or whether you want to twist it sideways, it is all there.
Growing tomatoes upside down and growing them in a container is one of the easiest ways to grow them. However, the nature of tomatoes means that they need plenty of sunshine. So you need to make sure that they are placed in a spot where they can receive at least 8-10 hours of direct sunlight each day. This will ensure that the plant grows well. Another good thing about growing tomatoes upside down is that you will not have to bend down for any reason. Hence, ensuring that you are planting the plant the correct way is very important.
The idea behind growing tomatoes upside down is to plant the vine up, rather than burying it. If you plant the plant sideways, the stem will twist and bend, resulting in the plant growing twisted as well. It will result in a twisted plant. But planting the vine up will ensure that the plant grows with a straight trunk, and sturdy branches since the trunk is not twisted.
The container used for growing upside down tomatoes should be strong enough since you will not be able to pull down on the plant and limbs since the plant is not attached to the container. This means that you need to use a strong metal container. Chairs and tables are good, but you can still use your refrigerator, bathtubs, or mailboxes as long as they have some weight to it. Round holes can be drilled in the bottom of the bucket for drainage.
To ensure that the soil is nutritious enough to help the plant grow, use organic compost and fertilizer. There are also pre-made soil solutions that you may use.
Growing tomatoes upside down and with a container is an excellent way to control the growing process and ensure a healthy harvest. So go on and grow your own upside down tomatoes today!