DIY Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter!
Hi all! Quick little post today to share with you how my hubby & I made our own “Topsy Turvy” tomato planter.
I really wanted a tomato plant & liked the idea of the topsy turvy but totally did not like the look of the plastic-y bag (plus I’ve heard it’s hard to re-use it every year- it rips/breaks easily?).
So frugal little me did a little searching online and found this neat little tutorial (which is actually about a self-watering system-a little too high tech for me) and decided to steal the container idea.
I went to Wal-mart (where I really thought I had seen the trash can I was looking for awhile ago) but they didn’t have what I was looking for. So I ended up at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Found the trash can & it was $6, marched right past the MOUNTAIN of Topsy Turvy’s (for $15 thankyouverymuch) on my way out.
Alright so now you have one of these (in whatever color you like):
All you really need to do is drill a hole big enough for your tomato plant to slide down through (about 2″-3″ in diameter if you buy a baby tomato plant) in the center of the bottom of the trash can (if you put some tape over where your spade bit will start the circle it’ll help keep the bit from ‘skipping’ across the surface).
Then buy some chain (we got ours at Wal-mart one night because Lowe’s was closed already- boo!) and S hooks and string it up! You could also just tie some string around the handles on the trash can and hang it that way too! I don’t remember how much the chain & S hooks were (really cheap though!) and the wall mounted hook I have it hanging from I bought 2 years ago for $3.
The best part? It’s sturdy (’cause it’s plastic ha ha) & we can re-use it year to year! Plus it looks so cute!
I’m hoping to make some yummy homemade salsa later this summer! Anyone have any good salsa recipes that are mild to medium heat? (I am not a lover of super spicy)
P.S. Anyone care to make one out of the pink trashcan & send me pictures??