Upside Down Tomato Planters

Upside Down Tomato Planters

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Upside Down Tomato Planters

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£7.49
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Product Features

Hanging tomato planter. Self-watering and keeps out of the way & out of reach from most pests.
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Upside Down Tomato Planters

Product number: 51185

You don't have to garden standing on your head to use this topsy-turvy tomato planter – you just need somewhere to hang it up!

In a greenhouse, on a patio or even in a porch, your tomato plants will flourish because all the energy is used to produce big roots and bumper crops instead of being used to support the plants as they grow upwards. Taking the toil out of tomato growing, it cuts out a lot of digging and weeding; it's self-watering and will be out of reach of most pests too!

Product dimensions

28cm Dia. x 70cm H. (11" x 27½")

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Customer rating: 1.5
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"So difficult to use!"

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I am a keen gardener and grow a lot of my own vegtables, so I thought this idea would be excellent for one of my tomato plants this year. How wrong I was for a start it was difficult to fill then get hold of the plant and push it through a very small hole, then continue to fill the plant container with more soil while trying to hold it with the other hand, holding up a now very heavy container with again one hand filling with more soil and putting in the capillary strip which is not really long enough and adding the reservoir bowl. I had to shout to my son to come and help me and even then between us we could not straighten it. I have not had a good experience with this item so will not be buying any more and will return to using grow bags and pots far less trouble.

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"Not worth the effort"

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I bought 2 of these last year thinking they would look interesting from the pergola. No problem at all planting it up, but because it has to go so very high up it was extremely difficult to water. When you do manage to get any water in the top hole it starts seeping out of the sides and bottom so if you are not careful you get soaked. I persevered for the whole season and the yield was very poor. I grew the same variety of tomato in growbags and pots and they gave a much better yield.

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I'm sorry you've had such difficulties with the planters. We'll be in touch shortly to put things right for you.

"Not a user friendly product"

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I have been trying to use this product today but would agree with the previous reviewer - it's very difficult to load up. I can't actually find the hole that you are supposed to feed the tomato plant through, and the instructions are most unhelpful: they don't even indicate whether you can plant more than one plant. I'm frustrated - I've nurtured these tomato seedlings until they are ready to be planted out, and now I can't do it.

support_agent A note from the team

I'm sorry that on this occasion the product wasn't as expected. We'll be in touch shortly.

"faulty watering system"

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I have the same problem as two other customers .I followed the instructions to the letter and carefully planted my tomato plant (which I had nurturing for a few weeks) and put the strip in the position it described and placed the water resevoir on top. Within half an hour of it being in there it started to drip out of the bottom and make a big puddle on the floor.I thought it would settle so waited a couple of days but the problem just seemed to get worse to the point that it basically drowned the tomato plant and killed it! I'm trying again with another tomato plant and have completely removed the strip and resevoir and am going to water by hand.Also one other problem is that because it has to lid/cover on it ,it means when it rains it fills the resevoir up further and saturates the soil even more!

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I have passed your valuable comments onto our buying team for consideration.

"watering problems"

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I didn't have trouble planting my small tomato plant and followed the instructions on the box - they were clear. I thought the compost was as wet as a well wrung sponge. The watering pot and capillary strip were just as instructed so hung it up. Water dripping down the plant in the morning + wet patch on ground. So removed water pot after bailing out and Capillary strip until as dry as instructed on box. Replaced after 36 hours with same result - water dripping down plant. So removed water pot and strip again (baled out water again) and waited 3 days this time. Replaced for 3rd time and same result - water dripping down plant. So I'm afraid I've given up - disappointed as it looked such a lovely way to grow tomatoes! Sorry to not be positive - not really 1 star

support_agent A note from the team

I'm sorry you've had such difficulties with the planter. We'll be in touch shortly to put things right for you.

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