how to plant an upside down tomato - Knowledgebase Question

mandan, nd
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Question by charsky58
May 14, 2007
I saw an upside down tomato, how would I plant it, what supplies would I need?? How do they grow??? Also I am looking for a shrub that would grow well on the west side of my house it would be in full sun and a very windy area, what shrub would handle these conditions?? Would a barbarry work?

Answer from NGA
May 14, 2007
The upside down tomato you saw was probably planted in a plastic pouch filled with potting soil. Plants tend to grow upward, towards the sun. Planted near the base of the pouch, the plant will grow up, but the weight of the fruits on the stems will drag the stems down, giving it a hanging appearance. You can purchase the growing bags at most garden centers. Fill it with regular potting soil and hang it in a sunny spot.

Barberry doesn't mind wind, nor does Nandina (heavenly bamboo). Either one should do well for you on the west side of your yard.

Best wishes with your garden.

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