Like the other upside down vegetables in this garden I used a 50/50 mixture of MiracleGro and SuperSoil as the potting soil base.
One of the nicest features of this Topsy Turvy Pepper Planter © is that it has a plastic bottom on the inside that allows it to stand on its own, (it also makes it sturdier – but in this case I was just happy that it didn’t fall over every time I took my hand off it =)
If you want to know more about the other nice features of this upside down planter, check out my post Topsy Turvy Pepper Planter Review. (Say that 10 times fast lol).
Now the peppers were a bit of a problem as I had bought Bonnie plants which were quite a bit larger than the tomatoes and strawberries. They also came in those biodegradable starter pots, the kind that you plant in the soil pot and all. Normally I really like that kind but in this case it was hard to get a root ball that consists of a small pot through the openings in the side of the hanging planter.
So I didn’t put the root ball through, instead I put the stems through from the inside. I wrapped them up in a piece of paper and carefully pushed them through from the top. Thankfully the top comes off on the Topsy Turvy © planters so this was feasible.
Once I had the bottom three plants in, I covered them up with the potting soil and put in the next set of plants. In total I placed five different types of peppers in this upside down planter: Red Bell, Serrano, Sweet Banana, Jumbo Jalapeno, and Garden Salsa, (Bonnie’s version of an Anaheim?). I’m really looking forward to harvesting these!
And Here’s the final result!