Are you short on space? Container gardening has become increasingly popular for many reasons and it’s a great way to have favorite herbs and veggies continually on hand.
Apart from saving on space, container gardening is ideal for beginners. It’s a lot less work and not as intimidating as trying to set up a separate veggie garden area. Nothing beats fresh!
You’ll find that your home grown Tomatoes taste so much better than store bought. They have a much more flavorful taste.
You can use plastic or metal buckets to grow your Tomatoes and you can also move them around to take advantage of the sunniest spots. The ones above from Garden Therapy are a great example and they have an attractive ornamental look.
Upside Down Tomatoes DIY Video
We have included a video tutorial that shows you how to grow your own Upside Down Tomatoes at home and you will be thrilled when you see how easy it is. Click Play above to view ^
DIY Upside Down Tomato Buckets
All you need to do is cut a 3″ hole in the centere of the base of the bucket and drill two 1/4” holes down from the top edge.
You then line the base of bucket with newspapers and half fill with potting mix. Lay the bucket on its side and cut a slit in the newspaper. This will hold the roots in place.
Once plants are established, you can attach the nylon cord through the holes and hang it up. Make sure it’s watered well. During growing season, apply fertilizer every 2 weeks.
We simply had to include this excellent infographic from the homesteading hippy that shows the best 5 varieties that you should be growing if you want success in your kitchen.
They are particularly good for healthy and delicious Tomato Sauces. They suggest that you select varieties with fewer seeds and a firm meaty texture.
5 Tomato Varieties To Grow
- Russian Big Roma
- San Marzano
- Polish Linguisa
- Jersey Devil
- Amish Paste
If you’re overwhelmed by the choices available for growing Heirloom Tomatoes this excellent chart from love and lemons will help you decide which to grow and how to use them.
We had no idea that there were so many varieties and they have listed those that are best for sandwiches and in salads. You will be a Tomato Connoisseur in no time at all. Want more? Learn how to grow Potatoes in barrels here