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What is your opinion on upside-down gardening?

 
Karen Briggs
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I was wondering what your thoughts are on upside-down hanging basket/bucket gardens. The most common are the tomato 5-gallon bucket and the strawberry bag.

How is the harvest from from these? How does the fruit taste in comparison? Since they aren't in the ground, do they need more water? What about the soil (what kind of soil is needed)? Do some colors do better than others? Etc.

thanks,
Karen

 
Morgan Morrigan
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Location: Verde Valley, AZ.
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These are great for tomatoes and peppers, no staking, and the arms dont break off so easily.
In dry areas, they take LESS water.
watch for root rot..


Easy to dump veg cuttings in on top to keep a compost loop going.
Easy to start early indoors.
Red usually best for tomatoes, but not nearly as important without a lot of surface area reflecting up, like a ground mulch does.



 
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