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Upside Down Planters

This tutorial over on design*sponge shows you how to make some upside down planters for cheap, using supplies from around the house. I've seen some conflicting reports (mostly negative) about hanging plants upside down, but for such an easy and low-cost project it's certainly worth an experiment.

Has anyone tried upside-down gardening? If so, how did it go?

diy project: recycled upside down planters


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Hey there. I'm currently preparing to grow tomatoes outdoors upside down. My seedlings are growing currently (cherrytomatoes), and i will be growing them upside down when they get a leafsystem up.

I belive that when growing upside down, you don't need to support the tomato plant with a stick and it can grow more easily (That is my personal theory).

I will make an instructable once they are ready to replant. I'm also currently growing hemp and will be doing the same there.
Just the fact that there are no long term post pictures always makes me suspicious of these sorts of projects.

and why would anyone think plants want to grow upside down?  Look up geotropism folks.
 Were the plant allowed to grow normally until it was a bit more mature would geotropism still affect it that strongly? Obviously a whole bunch of plants would be out... 

I know that I need some plants in my house and upside down planters would be fitting but I have the feeling they'd also upset me a lot just being there...
If you like them to grow perfectly straight you'll need  a light bulb under the plant for normal daylight hours. (plants grow toward light.)
caitlinsdad7 years ago
I guess you would need to stand on your head to look at the flowers normally.  I would think you have to be careful not to overwater or else you would have a mess pouring out.
Yeah, but you don't have to bend over to smell 'em!