Now he's testing another Topsy Turvy, this one is for strawberries.
The Topsy Turvy for strawberries is similar to the one we tested last summer for tomatoes. The one big difference is that the tomato plant would grow out of the bottom of the Topsy Turvy. With the strawberry planter, it grows out the side, and you actually have slots for fifteen strawberry plants.
The first thing you want to do is that you never want to dump the potting soil into the Topsy Turvy. You want to scoop it in and you need to put a couple inches in here for the bottom layer of the strawberries. Always use potting soil, never use a top soil or anything like that. So you just insert it gently through the hole and you do this all the way until you get it filled up.
So, we've put the top soil in the bottom of the Topsy Turvy for that base. Then, we put the strawberry plants in the bottom row. Now we have to go back to the potting soil and cover up those roots that we just inserted and you kind of do this the whole way up as you're going up the Topsy Turvy.
So you fill your soil up to about two inches below the top and then you replace the top that we had to take off to fill it. So we filled most of the slots in our Topsy Turvy and the backside ones are going to be up against the house anyway so we purposely left those ones empty. The manufacturer says you want it to be where it gets about six hours of sunshine a day.
So we got it on the hook, what's the next step? Add a gallon of water. Remember, with the Topsy Turvy, there's no way supposedly that you can over water. Then they recommend you water it daily throughout the summer.
Now we're going to check back in several weeks to see how the Topsy Turvy for strawberries is doing. Right now, we're going to keep our thumbs in our pockets to see just how this turns out.
Terry bought his Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $13. You can find them in a lot of stores and they're all over the internet.
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Next week, Terry tests the Debbie Meyer Bread Bags. They claim to keep bread, rolls and bagels fresher longer.
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