Last month, we introduced you to the Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter.
Terry tells us whether this upside down strawberry grower has grown on him in Monday’s As Seen on TV Test.
Back in late May, we bought our Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter to see if we could get as good of results as we did a year ago with the Topsy Turvy for tomatoes.
Like the Topsy Turvy for tomatoes, the strawberries grow upside down, so the water and nutrients go directly from the roots to the fruit.
So we placed our strawberry plants into the planter, added potting soil, hung it up and added water. We did our best to make sure we watered it everyday and was exposed to the sun for five or six hours a day.
The manufacturer claims the sun warms the planter like a greenhouse, so the root system thrives inside, giving you baskets of juicy red strawberries. It's supposed to be great for apartments, mobile homes and small yards.
Because it hangs, it saves you from having to dig in the dirt and an added bonus is your fruit is protected from ground pests. So, we left it up to Mother Nature and Father Time.
Here we are a couple of months later with our Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter and look at what we have here folks, we have strawberries. We have them throughout this planter. We have ripened ones, semi-ripened ones and those that are just starting to blossom. So, after we pick these strawberries we're going to be getting some more.
The good thing about the Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter is that while you're eating the ripened ones, you have more on the way. That's the nice thing about this is that you can have strawberries all summer long if you play your cards right, if you water it every day and let it get plenty of sun.
You may notice these strawberries are a little smaller than what you buy at the store. I talked to a producer of ours who also bought strawberries at the same place, she said the same thing happened to her. They were juicy but they weren't quite as big. So, how do they taste? Sweet and delicious, so the Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter will do the best to sweeten your summer and gets the thumbs up.
Terry paid $13 for his Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter at Bed, Bath and Beyond. You can find them in a lot of stores and all over the internet.
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We'd love to see how your Topsy Turvy Strawberries are growing. Post your pictures on our Facebook Page.
Join us next Monday, Terry will give us the results of the Topsy Turvy Hot Pepper Planter, next Monday only on NewsCenter 16 at 5:30.