We’re all about local eats around here, and what’s more local than food you grew on your balcony or in your own back yard? With summer here in full swing, it’s a great time to get some tomato plants going. It might be a bit late to start from seed, but score some nice organic or heirloom plants from your local garden shop, and you’re in business!
Upside down planting is a really easy way to grow a lot of tomatoes in a small space, and IKEA Hacker recently showed us how to make a great looking upside down planter for on the cheap. Check it:
The tutorial calls for the Vastlig gardening bag, but any flat bottomed plastic grocery bag would probably do. If you’re a reusable bag hoarder like me, you’ve probably got something on hand that will work.
Once you’ve got your bag, you just cut an X in the bottom, create a “collar,” put in the plant and the dirt, and you’re ready to roll! For more detailed instructions and a picture of the finished tomato plant bag, head on over to IKEA Hacker!