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How to Grow Vegetables Upside Down

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Watch more Vegetable Gardening videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/415572-How-to-Grow-Vegetables-Upside-Down Turn your plants on their heads to thwart pests and eliminate the need for stakes, cages -- even a garden. Step 1: Get a container Find a large plastic container for your upside down plant. Ready-made planters are sold at gardening stores, but you can make your own out of almost any kind of large plastic cylinder. Tip Reduce, reuse, and recycle by using a 2-liter soda bottle, milk jug, plastic bucket, hanging plant basket, or even a heavy duty trash bag for your planter. Step 2: Cut a hole Use a drill, hacksaw, or sharp knife to cut a half-inch hole in the bottom of your container. Tip A soda bottle or milk jug already has a hole, but you need to saw off the bottom of it to create an opening at the other end. Step 3: Make holes for hanging line Cut small holes just under the lip of the large open end where you can attach your hanging line. If your container is a bucket, it already comes with a convenient hanging handle. Step 4: Attach hanging line Thread hanging line made of a strong material such as twine, bendable steel, or leather through the container. Step 5: Attach a hook Find a beam or line in a sunny location where you can grow your plant and attach a sturdy metal hook on the underside of it. Now you've done the setup and are ready to plant. Step 6: Insert plant Lower your plant into the bottle upside down and gently pull the green stem and leaves through the hole. Tip Choose a plant variety that yields small vegetables at intervals, since larger varieties and plants that ripen all at once can put too much strain on the stem. Tomato, cucumber, and pepper plants are popular choices. Step 7: Add soil Spread out the roots in the upper part of the container so they have room to grow. Add soil to the container until it covers the root system. Tip Mix some compost into the soil to help the plant grow. You can also place strips of newspaper around the root ball to keep it upright and prevent soil from washing out through the hole. Step 8: Make topper plant Plant a small herb or flowering plant on top of the soil above the vegetable roots. Doing so not only helps retain moisture in the soil, but also maximizes space and adds a pleasing visual effect. Tip If you don't add a topper plant, cover the container with cheesecloth, mulch, or another breathable lid to prevent rapid evaporation. Step 9: Hang and water Hang your upside down plant from its hook and water it daily through the top opening until it literally bears the fruit of your efforts. Did You Know? Asparagus is the United States' most popular garden perennial.
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Renita Dean (7 месяцев назад)
I know this is really late but this is awesome! I love on a second floor apartment and have been trying to grow more of my own food. This will definitely allow me to maximize space as I already have hanging plants.
Country7 (7 месяцев назад)
You forgot the camo tape! add more visual effects by making the container less visible.
Joshua Gibbons (1 год назад)
i don't think you should grow plants in a bleach container
Dianna A (1 год назад)
why cant it just be simple instructions without the annoying background fast paced music!
GJH 1019 (1 год назад)
DO NOT USE A BLEACH BOTTLE! It is not best and can make plant have problems later, as bleach can still leach out of plastic. Instead use a plastic bottle that was first used for food or drinks, to be safe
Mostafa Shawki (2 года назад)
Why?!
Jennifer W (2 года назад)
I know they made the comment about asparagus at the end, but they did not say if it will work in this. Does anybody know?
Dayne Jule Sheets (9 месяцев назад)
I think, but am not sure, that asparagus like to grow upwards toward the sun, but am not really sure.... need to look it up...
Jason Leer (1 год назад)
Jennifer W I don't think Asparagus would work as well as tomatoes but why not try it 😀
Jennifer W (2 года назад)
I agree with Alec Rosenthal. in the beginning it would be fun to have a plant just to make it look prettier. but plan to move it. they will both be competing for nutrients otherwise.
Ruby Sarkar (2 года назад)
Why would you do that!?
Lamarck Leland (3 месяца назад)
So you don't need a trellis
tare01 (6 месяцев назад)
It'll work well for my balcony
Snow Journeys (1 год назад)
if ur house no space to put down anything more, anyway seem a cool idea
Avril Lategan (2 года назад)
hello ..thank u for great video...can ALL PLANTS be grown upside down??? obviously the larger the plant, the larger the container has to be...i'm thinking of cucumber and squash/butter nut specifically....
Organix Girl (3 года назад)
I thought the bottles that are safe for food are 1,2 and 5 those are the recycling numbers safe to use for edible plants?
Otella Hobson (3 года назад)
I thought the same thing watching all these upside down tutorials .thanks you
Outdoor Skills (3 года назад)
Thanks for this video! Im going to try this out :)
Chandrakant Gangavane (3 года назад)
Howcast has all amazing ideas Excellent
2111935 (3 года назад)
Thanks for sharing
Home Grown Veg (3 года назад)
  Wow Growing things upside down . Hanging baskets are notorious for drying out, Its like hanging cloths out  on a washing line in the sun and the wind to dry. You will be forever watering your overhead garden. Unless there's a good reason why you didn't just stand the planters on the ground, standing on the ground is much better.  I have been using  small pots, just standing them on my patio  and got some great results. Want to check them out? Just visit my channel and see some patio leeks, carrots, beans and potatoes being planted, grown and harvested. 
Dayne Jule Sheets (9 месяцев назад)
Snails and slugs and many other bugs don't climb up to get them when they are hanging. The plants stay off the ground easily without stakes or trellises. The air blowing through them keeps them from getting moldy.
Sheds Direct (4 года назад)
Extending your ideas on how to grow vegetables upside down is quite resourceful. The information being provided is also an eco-friendly way of customizing your space upon growing this kind of system. I'm sure this will help! Good job!
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Richard Einstein (5 лет назад)
Did you know that you can remove labels from containers so they don't look so ugly? Did you know you can also paint them to blend in with the environment? Do a camouflage job to match your favorite assault rifle! The food safety bill passed a few years ago makes it a crime to grow a garden and soon DHS will enforce it. They don't want you growing non-GMO food which they are using to kill us. In the latest farm bill is the Monsanto Protection Act, exempting GMO producers from all liability.
Ready for Truth (1 год назад)
Richard Einstein IS this true? Oh. Lord that's scary! I'm so worried for this Country.
Alec Rosenthal (5 лет назад)
Don't put another plant on top. Double the plant means double the watering. Also if the plants grow larger there is only half the space for roots.
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Carlos L (5 лет назад)
Wow... Very cool.. A great way to recycle and grow plants at the same time.. I will have to try that sometime... Thanks: ).. I started a garden, first year... My favorite is vertically. Want to check out my channel sometime? Gardeningfirstyear@youtube.com
Carlos L (5 лет назад)
Wow... That is so neat... A great way to recycle and grow plants...Thanks ... I will have to give that a shot: )... I just started growing plants, first year . My favorite is vertically... Check out my channel sometime? Gardeningfirstyear@youtube.com
lastdollarfilms (5 лет назад)
This method really does not work well at all. The plant grows toward the light no matter how you plant it and when the plant forms the veggies they break the stems. Remember those $19.99 topsyturvie things on TV? They are $1.50 now at walmart because of this problem
Robin Rockefeller (5 месяцев назад)
lastdollarfilms but the topsy turvy tomato planters work great with peppers instead of tomatoes. Even when they start to grow upwards . Peppers are lighter than tomatoes.
lastdollarfilms (5 лет назад)
Not so much the roots tangling as the bottle getting to crowded and the plants dying from lack of O2 to the roots
karyn parsons (6 лет назад)
Add a hanging bucket underneath to catch vegetables
t0koloshe (6 лет назад)
you will need - A topsy turvy.
Jason Potts (6 лет назад)
bleach and tomatoes...together at last
Halo444 (7 лет назад)
cool

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