Topsy Turvy Pepper Planter Review

Topsy Turvy Hot Pepper Planter - Box Contents

Topsy Turvy Hot Pepper Planter - Box Contents

What can I say, this was a very nice planter to work with! It has a plastic ring on the bottom that keeps the bag standing up on its own, (trust me – that’s a great feature!), so filling it with potting soil was easy. I didn’t have to hold the bag with one hand while filling it. =) Like the other Topsy Turvy Planters, the top plastic ring detaches for easy planting – see my post Growing Upside Down Hot Peppers for the planting specifics. Also, I know I’ve said it many times before but the Topsy Turvy Planters are a higher quality.   Continue reading

Handy Trends Tomato Planter Review

Handy Trends Tomato Planter - Box Contents

Handy Trends Tomato Planter - Box Contents

Compared to the Topsy Turvy Planters, the Handy Trends Planters are the “generic” versions. That doesn’t make them bad, but you do get what you pay for.

As you can see in the picture, the Handy Trends box comes equipped with everything you’d expect, the container itself, a lid, a hook, and even a list of instructions.

So what’s the difference between it and its higher priced cousin?

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Growing Strawberries Upside Down – The Planting

I used a mixture of MiracleGro and SuperSoil for the potting soil.  Nothing too fancy. The upside down planter was another Handy Trends© planter, this time a strawberry one.

HT strawberry box - front

HT strawberry box - front

HT strawberry box - back

HT strawberry box - back

It has nine holes around the bag to place the strawberry plants in, Continue reading