I am new here. I see a few familiar monikers. I was given of the Topsy
Turvy planters recently. I did some research and people have had some bad
luck with these. I live in SoCal and I am not sure what growing region that
is. I think I will grow tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. What has been
people's experience with these?
Also, I am thinking I will install some drippers. People say that these
things have to be watered daily. I am pretty bad about remembering to water
plants. So drippers may work. I would just hook them up to my spigot and
then run the tubing along my fascia boards into the planters. Would this
work? How many drops per minute should I aim for. I figure it should use
less water than pouring water into the planters every day.
You can easily set it up if you have the emmiters to drip into the
bags, but the most important part is that all sections of the bag
needs to be moist. If the dripline only drips on one side, the other
side will be dry. That will force the roots to fight in the bag for
moisture and nutrients.
I mean, it can't get any easier. I think I am going to do my tomatoes
in my own home made version of these bags. Then I'll have more
control with suckers, etc. We also have a lot of slugs and snails
here and that would be virtually eliminated. I would still have the
tobacco horn worm, but I love the moths they make so I like my
nightshades to have lots of foliage.
Just make it your business to water and fertilize them regularly and
the rewards of home grown tomatoes will prevail.
OK, I kind of thought the drippers would not be ideal which is why I asked.
I have a big container of Miracle Grow and a 2 gallon watering can. I'll
just have to discipline myself to water them frequently. It sure is worth
it if I get a nice big harvest. I can make it easier by hanging the
planters at a nice shoulder height. What can I say, I am kind of lazy about
these things. Ask any plant I killed.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.