Upside down Tomato Planter
I’ve seen upside down tomato planters kicking around in shops and online but they were quite expenisve so i decided to try and make my own.
I guess it will work for chillis to and as i am probably going to run out of space on the greenhouse floor i think ill try it with them…and when i do ill post more pictures on how to make one.
To make an upside down planter all you need is:
- 2 litre plastic drinks bottle
- Stanley knife
- Sharp needle or nail
- some fine gauze or fleece
- Tomato plant
To make the planter:
- Carefully cut the bottom off the bottle, and put 4 holes in the bottle near the cut you have just made, the holes need to be opposite each other so that it spreads the weight evenly.
- Cut a small hole in the fleece and feed the seedling thoughso it looks like its wearing a dress,
- Carefully feed your seedling into the bottle and through the hole,
- Make sure the fleece is lining the inside of the bottle and carefully top the bottle up with compost, you could add some stones before adding the compost if you want to help aid drainage, but i didn’t bother.
- Feed some string though each of the holes and tie it off at the top, this allows you to hang the planter.
- Water the plant and leave somewhere to grow.
If you dont want to see the plastic bottle you could always paint it or cover it in material!
(Note: the seedling may go droopy for a while as it will be getting used to its new surroundings)