Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Update on My Upside Down Tomatoes

I have my tomato plants hanging right outside my back door on the patio. In the mornings, I go and check on them. Call me strange, but I like to smell the leaves. It reminds me of my grandma's and the large gardens she used to have.

The plants are starting to outgrow their containers, and we are going to transplant them into five gallon containers. We will cut them the same way we cut out the jugs...with a hole in the bottom and insert the plant in the bottom upside down. Then we will fill the container with more soil.

The great thing about using a five gallon container is there is enough room at the top to plant something else if you wish...I'm not sure what I'll plant yet and will have to do some additional research.

I'm actually going to pick up my containers today. I posted on our local freecycle and a couple of people have some five gallon containers that I can have...nice. If you are not familiar with freecycle..you have to check it out. It's a great way to give away some things that you no longer need and use and pick up things that you can use. Click here to find a freecycle group in your area.

Also, for free containers, you can check the following:
Walmart Bakery (frostings come in these containers)
Burger King (pickle containers - just ask them)
Local Chinese Restaurants
Local Bakeries

Just remember to clean them thoroughly before use.

I'm off to do some baking. I have a friend coming into town tomorrow, so I'm doing my baking early.

Have a blessed Tuesday!

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