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Re: Success of the Topsy Turvey hanging planters.

Post  quiltbea on 9/19/2011, 10:19 pm

Family Gardening,

Congratulations! Your peppers look a huge success. Good for you.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 9/19/2011, 10:26 pm

thanks quiltbea.....i think it also helped that they are filled with MM Very Happy

i need to get some more fresh dill and cilantro (sp?) as i did not plant enough this year.....next year i plan on doing a lot more herbs that i found that i love to can with......i want to can some more pickle peppers but this time add those fresh herbs in there Very Happy the first set we just open we made with garlic and one tiny slice of a hot pepper....and they are soooo yummy!....i really want to taste them pickled with the dill and then with the cilantro....i heard they taste great Very Happy

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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/21/2013, 7:45 pm

wanted to share something pretty cool that is growing from one of our Topsy Turvy planters......its a VOLUNTEER Sunflower.....how it got in there??...not sure...but it sure is cool looking Smile we planted two patti pan squashs to keep it company Smile




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Post  jazzycat on 6/21/2013, 7:57 pm

I ran into someone the other day who is using topsy turvey to grow tomatoes, peppers, and several other things, and he said his plants are going CRAZY. He said they turn upwards but eventually grow back downwards because of the weight. He also said the stems are HUGE, probably also due to the weight ( I suppose).

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Post  brainchasm on 6/21/2013, 11:52 pm

I heard that TTs are fair to ok, with the occasional screaming success. Apparently, the real winner is smaller, multiple fruiting stuff; like the peppers, as evidenced above, and also cherry/small type tomatoes.

The smaller fruit put much less stress on the plant structure, or something.

Better/more even weight distribution maybe!

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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/5/2013, 4:35 am

@acara wrote:However, I have used the newer incarnations of the product for hybrid cherry varieties like Juliet and Sprite before.
Juliet is a hybrid?  Acch, thanks for telling me.  It is doing well for me, so it's disappointing to know I won't be able to save the seeds.
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Post  Triciasgarden on 7/5/2013, 5:57 pm

Wow FamilyGardening you have some good growing with your Topsy Turveys! Beautiful job!
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