Flickr Find: Topsy Turvy Hanging Tomato Planter

We're usually pretty skeptical of all this "As Seen on TV" stuff — you know, the Sham-Wow and whatnot. However, Mom was given one of these Topsy-Turvy Tomato Planters last year at Christmas. She started a plant in it last month, and is already going on and on about the results. (FYI: This photo is not her plant).

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This is her plant!

Although the Topsy Turvy seems like a gimmick, we sort of like it for a couple of reasons: It acts like a pot, which allows you to grow a tomato plant even if you don't have much outdoor space. Also, according to the Topsy Turvy web site, the planter eliminates ground fungus, harmful bacteria, cutworm damage, need for pesticides, digging and weeding, and backbreaking work.

And then there are the pictures. If that photo above the jump is any indication, the Topsy Turvy obviously promises some prolific fruit. Has anyone tried one of these yet? Do you love it like my mom does?

(Top Image: Flickr member looseends licensed for use under Creative Commons)

(Second Image: Kathy Kinnear)

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