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?

Well for one thing – the price!  =)  The Handy Trends Tomato Planter was half of what I paid for the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter, and the Handy Trends Strawberry Planter was 30%-50% less expensive than its counterpart depending on what store you went to.

The rest of the differences can be summed up in one word – QUALITY. It feels, well,  flimsy compared to the Topsy Turvy version. The bag seems to be thinner and the metal pieces feel less strong. It’s also not as easy to use; there’s no bottom ring to help it stand up while you are filling it, and the top plastic ring is not removable making it harder to put your plants in.

I also don’t like the bottom sponge as much. Although I’m no sponge expert it feels like a lower quality sponge, (coarser and more grainy), than its competitor.

Handy Trends Tomato Planter - The Sponge

Handy Trends Tomato Planter - The Sponge

Handy Trends Tomato Planter - Bottom

Handy Trends Tomato Planter - Bottom


Still, did I mention that it’s HALF THE PRICE? That’s a hard argument to beat. =)

If you are interested in The Topsy Turvy versions see my other reviews:

Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter Review

Topsy Turvy Pepper Planter Review



Topsy Turvy Tomato Planters on Amazon!


3 thoughts on “Handy Trends Tomato Planter Review

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  2. We bought one of your produces from Giant Tiger and when we went to set it up the were no seeds in the package. Tomato Planter there was nothing in the box except the planter. no seeds or anything else. We are not pleased as we were hoping for something better from Handy Trends

    Bruce Hetherington

  3. Hi Bruce,

    I’m not associated with Handy Trends so I can’t speak for them, but these planters are designed for use with plants that are already started. basically the 4″-6″ starters that you get at your local nursery. Obviously, Handy Trends can’t ship a live plant inside the box, (although a certificate for a free one would be cool!), and with seeds you’d have to wait all the time necessary to grow them up to the right size first.

    Good luck with your new planter and let me know how it works out for you.

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