RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—If you watch much TV, chances are you’ve seen ads for the “Topsy Turvy Upside Down Tomato Planter,” which promises to provide you with up to 30 pounds of delicious fresh fruit with no staking, weeding, or pest problems—all without digging or bending—and to deliver them sooner than planting tomatoes in the ground, all for about $28 for one planter. But what does this actually get you? A sturdy plastic bag with a hole in the bottom and a hanger on the other end. No tomato plants are included, and it isn’t clear whether potting soil is included, either, so you'll need to buy more stuff. Even if you harvest that full 30 pounds, your tomatoes will be pretty pricy.
There’s got to be a better and less costly way. And there is!
Published on: April 21, 2010
Updated on: April 21, 2010