first, a preface: I do not know anything about growing plants, so, I'm sure my questions will be below the level of even the lowest hobby gardener, but, after reading some of the forum questions, this seems like the place to get good answers. So, my apologies in advance.... if I seem clueless, it's because I am.
Anyway, a few months ago, my daughter (6yo) received a topsy turvy planter as a gift. She was incredibly excited to grow tomatoes (and peppers..we added a 2nd one with jalapenos)
We started them a few weeks ago, and they are definitely growing. They appear to be healthy, but, other than some google pics, I have no idea of what they SHOULD look like.
I'm sure the real gardeners consider the topsy turvy to be the lowest level of gardening, as the people i have spoken to at nurseries here (in Arizona) instantly try to get me to grow them in the ground.
However....my daughter is insistent that we use them (and, since it was a gift, I tend to agree).
She now wants to add some more, so, I am basically looking for advice as to the best type of peat moss/fertilizer/plant food, etc, so that I can maximize the growth, and help give her a positive experience.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Scott (and daughter)