Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Planting Project: Upside-Down Tomatoes

A fun and easy spring gardening project to try with your little ones involves repurposing your plastic 2L soda bottles. Cut off the bottom, turn it upside down, punch holes around the top for twine or string (we reinforced ours with colored duct tape), and put a small tomato plant upside down through the neck of the bottle. Fill with soil, then water and hang in a sunny spot.

Enjoy watching your tomatoes grow upside down!


  1. do you have to add soil ever so often? i've never grown anything period, especially not something upside down... but how i do love a good homegrown tomato...

  2. I don't think you need to add soil, but if you notice it's getting low, you certainly could!

    I agree, homegrown tomatoes are the best!


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