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This is a Novelty thing. as seen on tv, lol ridiculous. yet I tried these out several years - still have them, they are resilient if nothing else.
nothing else is what i reporting.
you can grow them like this, and you will get tomatoes, funny thing is you get more tomatoes with way less effort by growing them the correct way up. even in a 5 gallon bucket is better than this.
it does look interesting though. If you just want some interesting hanging plants then these pot bag things are your boys. Hey! That last sentence gives me an Idea. LOL
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I've been growing tomatoes with this for several years... they yield huge quantities of tomatoes. You can also grow most other types of fine vegetables such as cucumbers, squash, and zucchini (just make sure they are smaller varieties).
I only have 2 down sides to these.
1: They require a lot of watering. They dry out almost daily so you need to pay a lot of attention to them
2: They are heavy and need a lot of support. You are not going to be able to hand this from a simple garden hook. The vines will come down a good 6' so you need it to be up high it'll weight in at well over 50 lbs. Mine hang from tree limbs.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a bucket of wings and a six pack of beer!
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You can also make these yourself with 5 gallon buckets. Cut a 2" hole in the center of the bottom of the bucket (make sure its a bucket with a handle!). Then buy a tomato seedling thats about 8".
Wrap the seedling roots in a coffee filter (helps get them settled). Hang the bucket, drop in the plant through the hole, then fill with soil!
The buckets arent as pretty as the turveys, but they also won't break after 6 months like these will.
...tryin to reason with hurricane season...