Growing tomatoes as you didn’t know – “upside down”. With these instructions you can grow them even on the balcony
Gardening is a useful form of relaxation with a tasty end result. Did you start to object that you have just enough space for herbs and three cacti in a block of flats? Then this guide is made for you. It can be grown in a small area and even in the air. Unusual hanging pots work like miraculous tomato trees.
How to do it?
You can also grow vegetables without a huge garden. For example, tomatoes, which can be grown in hanging pots, are suitable. You need at least five-liter buckets. You can paint them, decorate them with mosaics or decorate with a decorative rope.
Using a saw, make a round hole in the center of the bucket bottom. It should be approximately 5 cm wide. From there the main tomato shrub will grow. Drill 6 smaller holes around the perimeter. Excess water will flow through them.
To prevent the soil from falling out through the small holes you just created, cut circles out of a semipermeable horticultural fabric that will release moisture. Draw the size of the circles by the bottom of one of the buckets.
In the middle of the circle, cut out a hole on the tomato stem. Fold the circle in half and cut in the center to a depth of 2.5 cm. Then unfold the circle and fold it again so that you can cut again to a depth of 2.5 cm and both cuts to form a cross.
Place the fabric on the bottom of the bucket. Push through the tomato crust through the hole. Then fill the bucket with soil with a little fertilizer.
Hang the finished vertical garden in a place with plenty of sunshine and be sure to water it every day (unless it rains).
“Upside-down” or “down-head” cultivation has many benefits for the grower and the plant itself. Not only will you get rid of the need to hoe and pluck weeds, but it’s also easier to water and plants grow faster. They do not rot because they do not touch the ground and there are no threats of moles. It is especially suitable for people who have little space to grow. You can grow tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and flowers in this way, but you can also try growing other plants.
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