(Another post from Richele. Here's her last post. Whaddya think?)
I am a farmer's daughter living in LA. I inherited a lot of things from my parents but one I did not, is the ability to keep a living plant alive for any significant amount of time. Along with that, I prefer my apartment living to being in a home, as the thought of mowing a lawn makes my skin crawl and I'm not talking about allergies.
This little dealio might be the answer to all my issues. The people over at Topsy Turvy have figured out a way to have a garden in the oddest of places by turning it upside down. Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks this is a good idea, their product was voted one of the "America's best inventions" for 2005 by Time Magazine.
There's nothing better than a home grown tomato in the summer. Now if I can just remember to water the thing I'm home free and I would make my Dad so proud.
According to their website:
Topsy Turvy™ Upside-down Tomato Planter you can water, feed, trim and harvest without bending or kneeling—and since your crop is upside down and will never touch the ground, staking, caging, bacteria, ground rotting, fungus and small animals become problems of the past. It's the perfect gift for any gardener. Great for those in apartments or small backyards. Water and fertilize through the built-in top funnel; trim and harvest at chest height!
thanks to Springwise newsletter for the tip.