Is the Topsy-Turvy a good way to grow cannabis?
The topsy-turvy is a growing system that is meant to suspend the plant upside down. Though the idea is novel for tomatoes, it hasn’t been proven to make them grow any faster.
Growing Cannabis with the Topsy Turvy
The largest problem you’ll run into while growing cannabis in the topsy turvy is that the device is meant for vined plants with hanging fruits. Tomato plants will fall to the ground unless they have something to grab onto. Cannabis makes a strong main stem and can stand itself up.
Topsy Turvy is Made for Tomatoes, Which Hang Down
Unlike Cannabis Which Has Thick Stems and Always Points Itself Up
So instead of growing down in the topsy turvy, it’ll grow back up, leaving you with a lot of bare stem. This video is one of the best examples of the topsy turvy I’ve seen.
However, as you can see, it takes up just as much space as a regulat pot, this one drips, and the yields aren’t nearly impressive enough to warrant the trouble.
Conclusion: Topsy Turvy is NOT a Good Choice For Growing Weed!
Overall, I would say the Topsy Turvy is not a good choice to grow cannabis, especially if the purpose is to get better yields. There’s not even much evidence that it improves yields with tomatos!
Is the Topsy-Turvy a good way to grow cannabis? The topsy-turvy is a growing system that is meant to suspend the plant upside down. Though the idea is novel for tomatoes, it hasn’t been proven to
DIY Garden Project: Topsy Turvy Flower Planter
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The season of gardening and flowers is upon us! Looking for a striking DIY garden project that you can whip up in an afternoon? Add some height and visual drama to your landscape with this easy-peasy, topsy-turvy planter.
• rebar – about 6 feet
• Sledge hammer or mallet
• 1 large clay pot for base
• 4 or 5 medium size clay pots for middle
• 1 small clay pot for top
• Potting soil
• A variety of flowers and/or herbs
Tip: Rebar is easily found in large home improvement stores, or hardware shops for approximately $10.
1. Pound rebar into the ground at least 1 foot deep. If you want your stack shorter, you can buy a shorter rod, or hammer it deeper in the ground.
2. Place rebar through the drainage hole of the large clay pot.
3. Fill pot with dirt.
4. Take your medium sized pot, put the rebar through the bottom hole, and rest it on top of the soil of the base planter.
5. Continue placing rebar through the Terracotta pots. Stack each pot on the edge of the pot below it. End with the smallest pot.
6. If you have any rebar sticking out above the top, hammer it further into the ground.
7. Fill all of your pots with potting soil. Do not overfill, or your angled pots will lose too much dirt, when watered.
Tip: To add extra “Wow” factor, plant a variety of flowers in each pot. A good rule of thumb is to include at least one trailing flower or plant (such as Ivy, variegated Vinca, Creeping Phlox, Petunias, or Verbena), a taller accent plant for added height (Spike Dracaena or Steel Blue Meadow Sage are both perfect for this), and a bright pop of color in between the two!
Complimentary colors (like purple and yellow or blue and orange) look fabulous next to each other if you are looking for a good starting point. You may need to fiddle with your plants a bit, to get them to stand up straight, and create an equal balance.
8. Once you are happy with what you’ve planted and the locations, fill any holes with more potting soil. Then give those babies a good drink of water. (If you are using naked clay pots, as opposed to painted, they will dry out quicker, since water seeps through the dried clay.)
Now stand back and admire your fast, flowery and fun DIY!
we heartsters – what plants and flowers are you growing this year?
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Rachel is a stay-at-home Mom that never seems to be home. She’s a military wife, mother to The Danger Boys and a self-proclaimed craftaholic that enjoys photography, knitting, baking and all things handmade.
Looking for a striking DIY garden project that you can whip up in an afternoon? Add some height and visual drama with this easy-peasy, topsy-turvy planter.