Peppers are a great way to add some zip to your food. Now you can grow them on your patio or deck.
It's another variation of the Topsy Turvy. This time, we're not talking tomatoes or strawberries. This hanging planter is for hot peppers and claims to save you from the hassle of digging and staking in a garden.
Do you remember a few weeks back when we showed you the Topsy Turvy for strawberries? Guess what? They have one for hot peppers or peppers in general. As you can see, it looks different. It's a lot shorter and a lot smaller than the strawberry or the tomato grower. Instead of 15 slots that the strawberry grower had, this one has seven slots.
Like the Topsy Turvy for strawberries, you need to fill the bottom with of this Topsy Turvy for hot peppers with a base of a couple of inches before you start inserting the pepper plants into the slots.
Remember don't pour it in, shovel it in and put the plants in the slots on the lower level. What are we going to be growing? Cayenne, jalapeno, and sweet peppers that will surely spice up your summer barbecue.
So, once again, once you've got your first row of plants in you cover up the root balls with more potting soil. You use potting soil, not any type of top soil and then you can move on to the next row. We top it off and we fill to about two inches from the top, and then put the top back on.
You find yourself a nice hook, and a place you're going to get five to six hours of full sunshine, which we will once the sun starts moving over the house and you want to water it initially, and everyday afterward. You want to pour it slowly so you don't wash away all the soil that you put in there.
So, we're done with our initial water here. We have cayenne pepper in there, jalapeno pepper and sweet pepper. We're going to come back several weeks later to see how this is doing.
Like the Topsy Turvy for strawberries and tomatoes, you need to water this every day, which we'll be doing. So again, we're not going to give it the thumbs up or thumbs down just yet. We're going to see how this thing does during the growing season and then we will render our opinion on the hot pepper grower.
I paid $10 for my Topsy Turvy Hot Pepper Planter at Bed, Bath and Beyond. You can find them at a lot of stores and on the internet, for more information just click on the Big Red Bar.