Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Contemplating the Garden

I've been researching how I want to do my tomatoes this year... I thought I was going to do hanging baskets, then I looked into that 'topsy turvy' thing, then I saw that some people to that with reusable grocery bags, which the landed me on 5 gallon buckets. Now, I saw some instructions for growing tomatoes upside down in 5 gallon buckets hung from a metal clothesline pole, but I don't have enough room in my yard to install as many poles as I would need. So right now, I think I will stick with the bucket idea, but instead build a Poor Man's Coffee Table with wood and cement blocks, and set them on that. That way I can still get them off the ground, out of the main garden bed, and in the sun. Win win! It'll be ugly as hell, but I can live with it.

Right now I have the bread machine going and am awaiting delivery of Chinese take-out. I'll be darned if my energy level sailed right out the door at approximately 3 pm (right at the time Coralie gets out of school... coincidence?) and I feel like doing exactly zip.

1 comment:

Jane Ellis said...

Ive tried the upside down topsy turvey... and to be honest, it was quite difficult. keeping just the right amoutn of water in the soil was problematic.

In my opinion, the best way to support your tomato plants is with The Tomato Stake.
Easier to use than metal cages or upside down planters, stronger than bamboo and won't rot like wood stakes. The built-in twist-tie supports make tying your tomato plants easy!