Upside down tomatoes update May 15, 2008 | 11:50 PM PST
I planted only one determinate tomatoe at the bottom on my second topsy turvy planter and none on top as the first planter. On the first planter, I planted two at the bottom and two on top. Both are doing very well. The planter instruction was to plant two at the bottom but I added the two on top just to experiment. Well the result is that the two on top are doing a lot better than the bottom two. I planted them both at the same time, same variety and same height. The top tomatoes are of good size with more blooms, the fruits are more rounded and clean but there are some weird shapes on the bottom ones. I think it could be the sun because the weird shape at the bottom seems to me hardly getting enough sun although the stems are reaching upwards towards light or it could be because of competition with the top plants. I will see what happens to the second planter with only the bottom plant.