The Topsy Turvy Upside-Down Tomato Planter was a gift. The premise of this is you basically grow tomatoes upside down in this plastic container. You put the container together. Then you buy dirt and a tomato plant and put them inside of it, hang it up and just water it. They are advertised to be disease free and bug free. They are suppose to be a plant that requires no bending over.
The premise of this product has a few flaws. One it’s a bit pricey when you stop to think that you have to go out and buy the dirt and tomato plant yourself. Some people are finding they can make these themselves out of different household items like buckets with a hole drilled in them. As to whether they are pest free, we did not have problem with bugs when we had these but I have heard of some people finding bugs in them.
The biggest problem with them is the fact they are upside down so any water you put in them goes right out of them making it very difficult to keep them damp enough.
Overall, we used these once and tossed them out. Our two plants turned yellow despite the fact they were watered frequently. The tomatoes on them were small. We find it’s better to grow them in a garden. It’s more work but they grow nicely. The rain waters the tomatoes for us. Our tomatoes come out big, red, juicy and delicious in any dish we use them in. This product might me good for some climates and if the user makes the necessary fixes so that the planters work right but here in the hot south they were a bit troublesome.