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Old 05-01-2009, 03:50 PM   #11
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I ordered online and they are back ordered so may not get to try it this season (bummer) but will have them ready for next.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:10 PM   #12
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I ordered online and they are back ordered so may not get to try it this season (bummer) but will have them ready for next.

i saw them in a cvs drugstore here. check out that kind of store. or "see on tv" try that as a website
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:18 PM   #13
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It looks pretty cool to me, they said you can also plant strawberries in them. Yummy. :]
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:42 PM   #14
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QVC sells these things, and they get pretty lousy customer reviews: CLICK ME
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:20 PM   #15
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You can easily make your own upside-down planter, using any container that has a hole in the bottom that you can fit your plant through originally and can be hung up. Cut a piece of stiff gardening fabric to the size of the bottom, cut a 1" or so "X" in the center so it won't bind of the plant stem and then I also make one cut all the way out to the edge. That way I can open the sheet around the plant stem and not sit there trying to force it through the hole. The sheet just helps keep dirt from coming out the bottom. Fill up with potting soil and you are off an running.

Just remember to water almost daily. They dry out much faster than regular pots.

Strawberries need lots of little plants, just like the ceramic planters designed for them, so I would try to find a hanging planter I could do the same thing with.

Don't forget those open-wire containers with moss linings. Easily modified for hanging veggies.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:00 PM   #16
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You can easily make your own upside-down planter, using any container that has a hole in the bottom that you can fit your plant through originally and can be hung up. Cut a piece of stiff gardening fabric to the size of the bottom, cut a 1" or so "X" in the center so it won't bind of the plant stem and then I also make one cut all the way out to the edge. That way I can open the sheet around the plant stem and not sit there trying to force it through the hole. The sheet just helps keep dirt from coming out the bottom. Fill up with potting soil and you are off an running.

Just remember to water almost daily. They dry out much faster than regular pots.

Strawberries need lots of little plants, just like the ceramic planters designed for them, so I would try to find a hanging planter I could do the same thing with.

Don't forget those open-wire containers with moss linings. Easily modified for hanging veggies.
We have some plastic 5 gal buckets around here (soy sauce from DS restaurant). I may try them and see about cutting a hole in the bottom. Thanks for the idea!
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:27 AM   #17
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The plastic buckets might work but it may last only one season since the sun's UV will dry it out and probably make the plastic very brittle and break. I wonder if painting the outside with some protective paint might reduce that problem. Use the lid to help keep the soil moist or, alternatively, put plants in the top portion also
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:46 PM   #18
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they do have a great price. the best i've seen. i have two hangers, had to replant one one has little baby tomatos already, seven of em. i also so planted one in a big pot. will see which does the better job.

i don't think it needs all that dirt. makes it heavy and hard to gauge the amount of water. if u do fill with dirt. plant something in the top. am doing cilantro in one and cat grass in the other i think.
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i thought about trying an experiment of my own on seeing how well a regular ordinary tomato plant would grow hung upside down. i would use a 2-liter pop bottle that i have cut off the bottom. put 3 to 4 pin size holes around the bottom, just big enough to string a strip of wire to hang it from. then i will put the root part of the tomato plant through the neck hole of the pop bottle holding it in place while i feed the soil through the bottom of the bottle filling it all the way. i'll let you'all know later how it turns out.
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