Plow and Hearth Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter (50492) Reviews

Plow and Hearth Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter (50492)

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  • Topsy Turvy--If Hanging Is Your Best Option...

    Apr 3, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Don't have to tie up branches. Slugs can't get it.
    Cons: Difficult to water. Needs to be hung high off the ground.

    Summary: If you have been having success growing tomatoes the usual way--don't bother with this product. It's worth trying ONLY if you prefer a hanging plant (to avoid slugs or tying up branches) and have an EASILY accessible, SUNNY place to hang ... read more

  • Grow Those Tomatoes UPSIDE DOWN

    Sep 24, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Grows a lot odd tomatoes 
     Don't need to much care for it
    Cons: Needs a lot of water
    Tomatoe is hard to put in the topsy turvy

    Summary: I must confess the turvy's are in far better shape than the potted plants.Our biggest fuss is that the position makes it awkward when keeping in full sun. We spent weeks turning the plant every other day. It's not that big of a deal though.This product ... read more

  • Topsy Turvy Planter

    Jun 25, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fuller plants,  more flowers,  it's weedless,  can't over-water,  easy to care for.
    Cons: The filled bag is heavy. You need to water more often.

    Summary: I received the Topsy Turvy Tomato planter for my birthday.  It was gifted to me because I am an avid gardener and I love growing tomatoes.  When I first placed the tomato plant in the planter, it was small (1/4" diameter stem).  I ... read more

  • No garden space for your tomatoes? Get this!

    Jun 2, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Tomatoes grow excellently, perfect alternative to the "usual" garden, no weeds!
    Cons: Hard to water, installation isn't always easy, needs frequent watering

    Summary: After using the Topsy Turvy last year, I WILL be using them this year. If I recall correctly, the installation of the Turvy isn't as easy as it looks. I've snagged my fingers in between the metal wires and the plastic slots used to hang the Turvy ... read more

  • My tomatoes are about to come in

    May 26, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, can't over water, works
    Cons: longevity of soil bag

    Summary: I purchased this in the fall of last year, too close to winter. My first batch was going good but then it got too cold. So I started again this spring - the plant is growing huge and has yellow flowers all over it about to grow tomatoes. I am ... read more

  • Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter

    May 9, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It really works like they say if you follow the directions.
    Cons: So far I can't find any.

    Summary: At our house, we are tomato lovers, but there is a problem, we can't seem to grow them in our soil. One year we had such lush vines, taller than the house and not a single piece of fruit on them. Then there was the time that our neighbor's handicapped ... read more

  • Not what I expected!!

    May 8, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap price
    Cons: Cheaply made
    Not reliable

    Summary: I bought a Topsy Turvey a month ago as a birthday present for my mother. She is an avid gardener, and I thought that she would enjoy this product as it stated that little work was needed to maintain the tomato plant. After opening, she and ... read more

  • Topsy Uhhh... Yeah, whatever...

    Jan 22, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: No yard required
    Cons: Low production, High water use, Hard to clean, Not a value really

    Summary: As seen on TV... Yeah right. So you watch the ad... you like tomatoes, and you figure, oh, people are all just the rage over these. "And Mary at work says she's getting one for her deck this year" and "I know a guy that says they are awesome..." ... read more

  • Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter

    Dec 27, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Unique, keeps critters away
    Cons: Hard to plant in, heavy to hang, difficult to water

    Summary: My family loves fresh tomatoes, but they are challenging to grow here in southern Arizona where our soil is horrible.  I have tried growing them in large pots only to have critters eat them.  I thought that using the Topsy Turvy Tomato ... read more

  • Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter

    Sep 20, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An interesting concept...
    Cons: growth stunted tomatoes, lots of watering, nothing worth eating grew

    Summary: Wow, I saw this miracle tomato planter on tv and just couldnt pass it up.  My backyard has more cement than grass or dirt, so I thought this would be a great way to plant tomatoes this year.  All of my neighbors were buying them, so I decided ... read more

  • Topsy Turvy Tomatoes

    Jul 27, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: grows tomatoes seemingly from mid-air
    Cons: heavy; not easy to water

    Summary: Chalk me up as another one who never thought I'd buy an "as seen on TV" product, only to purchase not one but two of these planters and be pleasantly surprised with the results.  My wife and I gave each other knowing smirks and a roll of the ... read more

  • topsy-turvy - Seems to work well, but a little gimmicky

    Jul 8, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: grows tomatoes well and resists pests
    Cons: heavy heavy heavy!

    Summary: You've all seen the hard-sell infomercial about the Topsy-turvy upside down tomato container. And you've all wondered if it actually works. Well, my folks decided to purchase them for our kids as an Easter present and something we can do together as a ... read more

  • Wouldn't Buy It

    Jun 17, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Container if too heavy when filled. tomatoes do not grow

    Summary: I saw this product on TV and just had to have it. I have never had luck with planting a garden in the ground. It looked so easy and the way the infomerical explained the way the plants grow sounded right. I wanted the Topsy Turvy Tree, but is was ... read more

  • You Can Have A Garden Without Having A Garder.

    May 29, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saves time and space, and no weeding involved.
    Cons: You will have to water more often.

    Summary: Tired of weeding your garden, and do not have enough space to have a large garden in your yard.  Well, here is the answer to your problem, for only $9.99 you can start to solve your problem.  These are still new to the gardening world but they ... read more

  • no better than growing in a pot

    Apr 28, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None.  There is not one feature that is beneficial.
    Cons: Too many to name. It's heavy, hard to water, dries out quickly, etc.

    Summary: I purchased one of these to see if they would be better than trying to grow them in a 15-gallon pot.  I must say that I have never had luck growing tomatoes in containers, they need watered twice a day - and I live in Wisconsin, where daytime summer ... read more

  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes :(

    Apr 8, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No bugs or mildew!
    Cons: They dry out easily and are difficult to water!

    Summary: I purchased several of these planters last summer to avoid bug and mildew issues with my tomatoes.  While the Topsy Turvy did fulfill its end of the bargain there, it created a new problem:  dried-out tomato ... read more

  • As Seen on TV! A Mixed Bag - the Topsy-Turvy Planter

    Mar 22, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Entertaining; could make it possible to grow tomatoes in tough spots; no digging/weeding necessary.
    Cons: Heavy; more work than growing in a planter or pot; frequent watering needed

    Summary: It finally got to me - that over-and-over-again TV ad for the Topsy-Turvy Planter, that goofy looking bag with a giant crop of healthy, ripe, red tomatoes growing OUT THE BOTTOM! I don't know about you, but I have never bought anything from one of those ... read more

  • Topsy Turvy Upside Down Tomato Garden Planter Review; Grow Tomatoes Upside Down

    Mar 19, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: keeps plants away from the ground's insects and potential diseases
    Cons: super heavy when full of dirt and water, not extremely durable after first use

    Summary: I garden every year and grow my household's favorite vegetables. Although I don't care for the taste or texture of tomatoes, my daughter loves them, so I always put out about 10 plants, figuring I could use the surplus to can sauces. Every single year ... read more

  • Topsy Turvy Planter

    Jul 2, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No rotting plants laying on the ground, uses a small area for large plants.
    Cons: Needs generous watering, heavy container.

    Summary: I love to try goofy things and I knew the minute I saw this green hanging plant bag that I had to have it. I ordered it from the official web site (which was a mistake, considering the shipping was $15 for two planters) and got two planters for a little ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • the easiest way to garden

    Mar 6, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: its a great growing system
    cost..1.99 each...  
    Cons: none..

    Summary: this is a 'great' way of growing tomatoes/peppers/strawberries. .. for the people who have complaints... get another hobby..i bought em for 1.99 each, delivered to my ace hareware store... 1.99 each... to the reviewers who said only last a ... read more

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