Topsy Turvey Planters on the Cheap!

April 11th, 2009 in member junk     
RobJ98167 RobJ98167, member
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My good friend Cheap Vegetable Gardener posted hoe to make these "topsy Turvey" upside down tomato planters. I had to do some too!- Made out of pop bottles and duct tape- just the right price for cheap gardeners. Of course I had to use colored duct tape for a tad bit of festive in the veggie garden


Pattern or design used: Cheap Vegetable Gardener's Upside Down Planters
posted in: member junk, plant holder, funky, garden, plastic bottle

Comments (8)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: I have my own duct tape - it's the pink zebra at the moment until I run out; then I'll pick something else. I've had to patch my garden boots with it and they are blue and green plaid. I suppose a soda bottle isn't going to mind if I use it on one of them to make a planter, LOL! Love the idea! Thanks! ~Mary~ Posted: 8:09 pm on July 21st
ANGELZ writes: Such a great idea..I am trying it it in my greenhouse an sent it to my friend to use in her limited planting space. I hear those expensive ones advertised on TV fall apart real quick....THANKS for postin this! Vicki Posted: 2:43 am on April 23rd
Junkin101 writes: Thanks for the info. Going shopping now to find colored duct tape. Posted: 10:25 am on April 14th
RobJ98167 writes: OK Try here- http://www.cheapvegetablegardener.com/2009/04/make-your-own-upside-down-tomato.html Posted: 6:30 pm on April 13th
RobJ98167 writes: HEre is CVG's post post. You can also paint the bottles rather than tape them Posted: 6:29 pm on April 13th
RobJ98167 writes: Yes the duct tape is to cover the plastic so the roots wont burn- if you look T cvg'S post- he used regular duct tape and had his daughters decorate. I used colored tape for the decoration and the protection Posted: 5:40 pm on April 13th
Junkin101 writes: Does the duct tape serve a purpose or is it just used to decorate the bottle? I just recently heard of upside-down gardening and thought I might give it a try this year. I still have 2 of those old clothes line T-poles on the property. Thought I would hang a few from there. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 1:17 pm on April 13th
magark writes: Super cute idea and so much cheaper than the ones advertised. Going to give it a whirl with my tomato plants! Thanks for sharing this idea with us! Jan Posted: 7:58 am on April 11th
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