Grow Your Own Upside Down Tomato Planter

Use a 5-gallon bucket to make upside-down tomato planters!
Use a 5-gallon bucket to make upside-down tomato planters!

Have you seen how some gardeners plant their tomatoes upside-down? It’s a great way to grow tomatoes. However, the planters can be pretty expensive when you buy them from the store. Additionally, not all of them have good reviews. To ensure the quality of your upside-down tomato planters, it’s best that you make your own.

This space-saving technique will benefit those with limited garden space.
This space-saving technique will benefit those with limited garden space.

Using a 5-gallon bucket is the best way to go. And because your tomato plants will only be occupying the bottom portion of the bucket, you can still plant herbs at the top part. This is such a space-saving idea especially if you have a small garden space to work with.

If you’re still not convinced, think about this: hanging your tomato plants can help keep them away from pests and critters. Just think of how beautiful those tomatoes will be when they’re ready to harvest!

Materials:

  • 5-gallon bucket with lid
  • Oilcloth or plastic tablecloth
  • Fiberglass window screening
  • Double-sided waterproof tape
  • Plastic ribbon, twine, or raffia
  • Potting soil
  • Tomato seedling
  • Fertilizer (as needed)

Tools:

  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.

Do you want your own upside down tomato planter? Watch this video.

Close Menu
Close Panel