Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Day three of the Topsy Turvy experiment. I've heard good things and bad things about Topsy Turvy so I decided to try it for myself. My coworker put hers out and it was dead within two days. I think it just burnt up from too much sun and fertilizer. So we were super careful and kept ours inside the first two days and just put it outside this morning. It's growing and turning towards the light so that's a good sign.

We also kept it inside because we have had crazy winds for several days and it looks like its calming down today. So hopefully it doesn't get blown away :-)

I'll keep you posted on how it goes. I really want some home grown tomatoes so I hope it works. I have no idea what variety of tomato the plant is. We bought it at Home Depot and the pot just said Tomato lol. So who knows what we'll end up with. The selection at Home Depot was pretty sad as are the tomatoes that I've found on island. So again, i hope this works.

We used Miracle Grow Moisture Control potting mix and Miracle Grow Enriched peat moss. We read a bunch that keeping the tomatoes watered is the biggest reason for failure so we wanted to make sure it held as much moisture as possible. It's going to get a bunch of sun on our deck, I hope not too much.

Keep your fingers crossed :-)

1 comment:

brenda said...

Deb, I had a potted tomato plant before and all of the bottoms rotted. I read online that it was from extremes in watering. ie I would get very dry, then we would water the crap out of it. So, hopefully your soil will keep it from those extreme moderations. Good luck! Nothing like a home grown tomato. Yum!