Upside down cherry tomato planter :)
Apr 23, 2012
I saw this in a gardening book for growing in small places. Yeah, people have grown cherry tomato plants in hanging baskets for awhile, but the author (name and book I forgot, sorry- I'll keep looking) had a unique way of growing these plants. She grew the plants upside down from the bottem of a hanging bucket and basil out of the top. We didn't have buckets lying around, but we picked up two baskets with coconut husk, for five bucks each. Sam cut a hole in the bottem of the husk, I inserted a cherry tomato plant I grew into the hole upside down. Put a basil and parsley plant in the top portion and filled with dirt. They don't look like much now, but I suspect once they fill in a bit and are covered in adorable cherry tomatoes it will really be something to look at.
Planted are several basil varieties, curly parsley, riesenstraube cherry tomato, and pearly pink cherry tomato (from Bakers creek). Basil is said to imporve the flavor of tomatoes, that is why they are planted together. Wish me luck!