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Red neck topsy turvey gardening.

 
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On occasion I have flooding salt water w/ sewage contamination. This would keep the plants out of that mess.



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Nice OP
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Hi Cyn, haven't heard from you since the bored thread.

Here's some more tips I ran across for reusing the 2 liter bottles.

[link to www.doomers.us]

How about a green house made out of 2 liter bottles???

[link to www.reapscotland.org.uk]
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Do your research on the container you want to use. I just read that some plastics can leach BPA, so that is a concern.

Here's the info:

The food industry and major business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are threatening to withdraw support for a long-pending bill to improve food safety, saying they are upset by a proposed amendment that would ban bisphenol-A, a controversial chemical, from food and beverage containers.

BPA is used in thousands of consumer goods, including compact discs, dental sealants, and credit card and ATM receipts, but health advocates say they are most concerned about BPA's presence in plastic food containers, bottles and the epoxy linings of metal cans because it can leach into food and beverages. It is found in the urine of more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, according to federal estimates.

BPA was developed in the 1930s, and commercial uses exploded in the 1950s after scientists discovered its ability to make plastics more durable and shatterproof. A ban would create significant problems for many food manufacturers who do not have BPA-free alternative packaging, Faber said.

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]
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not to diminish the concern any, but think about the crap they put in the fertilizers in the dirt, the crap that is in our water, the crap that is in plastics that our food is wrapped in and cooked in and microwaved in, the crap that is in our fillings in our teeth, the deodorant on our pits, hair spray in our lungs, perfume, soaps, dish detergents, stuff that we get on our clothes just from walking through the air of a city full of pollution, animals and all the crap they bring into the house.
yes, be careful with what you grow your veggies in, but I think maybe the amount of anything leeching into one plant over one season, into the actual veggie, might be safe enough to eat it.
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I am going to do this with my pear tomatoes, roma tomatoes and Cherry tomatoes. I haven't been interested in spending the $10 a topsy turvy and the logic is adequate on her proposal.

Though, with the tying of the strings, I would loop one string through two holes(across from each other) then on the other half of the bottle, string another equal lengthed string through those two opposing holes. It will balance better if its windy and it seems like it will be stronger then the simple knot she uses to combo those 3 cut strings.

Just a suggestion.

Marigolds are good for on top of the plant...
But, I would recommend oregano, basil, thyme, to complement flavor and add to the edible gardening factor.
If you want flowers, nasturiums are fully edible flowers, and colorful and would grow nicely.
 Quoting: ExhaleAeonVolts


I was thinking the same thing about the string. I think if done right though, this could be accomplished with one string.

I like your idea about using the herbs. Maybe a mixture of both herbs and Marigolds since Marigolds help keep the pests away.
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If I take the Pepsi wrapper off, will I still be a red neck?



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Do not remove the label as it protects the roots from light. Prolonged exposure to sunlight will cook the roots. Find some opaque tape and cover up any other areas that would be exposed.
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If I take the Pepsi wrapper off, will I still be a red neck?



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Do not remove the label as it protects the roots from light. Prolonged exposure to sunlight will cook the roots. Find some opaque tape and cover up any other areas that would be exposed.
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I too, thought about the label. My thought would be to remove the label and spray paint the outside before doing any of the cutting.

Of course you could just leave the label on and paint over the whole thing...
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cool

thanks OP

I've been thinking about trying this with some tomato plants this year..
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I have 4 topsy turvies, all with tomatoes, blossoms on 3 at the moment. The plants themselves look very green and healthy. I don't like to fool around with the ground because of a phobia I have with worms. So for me, this works just fine. People have been doing this for many, many years, before the commercial topsy turvy was ever an idea.
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If I take the Pepsi wrapper off, will I still be a red neck?



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Do not remove the label as it protects the roots from light. Prolonged exposure to sunlight will cook the roots. Find some opaque tape and cover up any other areas that would be exposed.


I too, thought about the label. My thought would be to remove the label and spray paint the outside before doing any of the cutting.

Of course you could just leave the label on and paint over the whole thing...
 Quoting: F.B.Nyte



Also, the volume in a 2 litre bottle may be too small for a tomato plant (for those of you thinking of doing that). For a tomato plant, something with at least 1 gallon of volume would be needed. When I pot tomatoes, they seem to do best with a 5 gallon planter. Perfect size for a pepper plant though.
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Those are some ugly ass shoes Reba has on.
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Re: Red neck topsy turvey gardening.
1. do not drink any pop it will kill you or give your diabetes eventually, but the bottles do work great, you can use other types of containers if you don't purchase deathpop.
2. great way to add acreage, you don't have to weed, it's actually a kinda 'green' thing cause your not wasting water
3. great way for apartment dwellers or ladies who don't have men to rotatille but still want those fresh veggies for their salads, just go pop off a few tamaters or peppers outta the deck garden.
4. good for people who have varmint problems.
5. fresh veggies, healthy for you, eat them, you know they are organic.


the government will find a way to fine us for this.
 Quoting: Fishersofmen


Here's a way to save water and not have to rotatille...

[link to www.formerchef.com]

Or this:

[link to www.re-nest.com]

BTW the news papers attract worms which is a good thing. I checked with my local paper and the ink is organic.
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Thanks for this...
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There's no reason to grow tomatoes upside down.
I'm a redneck. We hang our discarded boots upside down filled with crap so ya'll nosies and deer aren't able to get after us.
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God she's hot! Most women can even understand. Bet she knows how to take care of a Man!!!!
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Does she have the camera strapped to her head?
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Pepper plants would be ok Trin, but tomato's I don't know Might Be too heavy but give it a try any way. peace
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A three gallon bucket would donicely.
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Well, I think I'll try it :)
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please, wouldn't a real redneck be drinking Faygo? or Mr. Pibb?

and you don't have to drink it yourself. just pick the empty bottles up off the side of the road after they throw it from the truck.
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If I take the Pepsi wrapper off, will I still be a red neck?



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Do not remove the label as it protects the roots from light. Prolonged exposure to sunlight will cook the roots. Find some opaque tape and cover up any other areas that would be exposed.


I too, thought about the label. My thought would be to remove the label and spray paint the outside before doing any of the cutting.

Of course you could just leave the label on and paint over the whole thing...



Also, the volume in a 2 litre bottle may be too small for a tomato plant (for those of you thinking of doing that). For a tomato plant, something with at least 1 gallon of volume would be needed. When I pot tomatoes, they seem to do best with a 5 gallon planter. Perfect size for a pepper plant though.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 953682


You may be right about the container size with relationship to tomatoes. I plant my tomatoes in large containers using the no dig garden method I mentioned.

Also read where using Epsom salt is good for tomatoes and peppers. (It's not actually a salt.)

Read here for some other growing tips.

[link to www.helpfulgardener.com]

For the poster with the phobia about worms, consider this:

[link to whatcom.wsu.edu]

I don't do composting in a container but use the same principals in my garden. The worm castings make great fertilizer. Note that red worms are the best for this.
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Awesome! Tis very useful for all us gardeners living in apartments. Thanks for the video! hf
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When I was at Disney World a few years ago, I saw some stuff likehis in Epcot Center. They have a huge experimental garden you take a tram through. They had all these plants that grew upside-down there. They were for saving space, or something, and if I remember properly, those didn't even grow in soil! Then a few years later, Topsy-Turvy plants are available to the public.
Gotta love Disney Imagineering!
 Quoting: zombieintraining


Yeah, but that topsy turvy thing is gawdy ugly! Wouldn't want it hanging in my garden at all!

BUT, you could remove whatever label and line the plastic bottle with a brown paper bag, or something less product-based.

I don't drink pop, but this is a great recycling / repurposing idea though. though I'd like to see it a little more nicely done. Better cutting and hole-making that it.
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When I was at Disney World a few years ago, I saw some stuff likehis in Epcot Center. They have a huge experimental garden you take a tram through. They had all these plants that grew upside-down there. They were for saving space, or something, and if I remember properly, those didn't even grow in soil! Then a few years later, Topsy-Turvy plants are available to the public.
Gotta love Disney Imagineering!
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That was "The Land" at Epcot Center. Get there at the opening bell, with prior appointment....FREE!!

You`ll get the whole back lot tour......AWESOME!!!

Hydroponics and stuff space age...cutting edge.


I loved it...

Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Do your research on the container you want to use. I just read that some plastics can leach BPA, so that is a concern.

Here's the info:

The food industry and major business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are threatening to withdraw support for a long-pending bill to improve food safety, saying they are upset by a proposed amendment that would ban bisphenol-A, a controversial chemical, from food and beverage containers.

BPA is used in thousands of consumer goods, including compact discs, dental sealants, and credit card and ATM receipts, but health advocates say they are most concerned about BPA's presence in plastic food containers, bottles and the epoxy linings of metal cans because it can leach into food and beverages. It is found in the urine of more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, according to federal estimates.

BPA was developed in the 1930s, and commercial uses exploded in the 1950s after scientists discovered its ability to make plastics more durable and shatterproof. A ban would create significant problems for many food manufacturers who do not have BPA-free alternative packaging, Faber said.

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]


not to diminish the concern any, but think about the crap they put in the fertilizers in the dirt, the crap that is in our water, the crap that is in plastics that our food is wrapped in and cooked in and microwaved in, the crap that is in our fillings in our teeth, the deodorant on our pits, hair spray in our lungs, perfume, soaps, dish detergents, stuff that we get on our clothes just from walking through the air of a city full of pollution, animals and all the crap they bring into the house.
yes, be careful with what you grow your veggies in, but I think maybe the amount of anything leeching into one plant over one season, into the actual veggie, might be safe enough to eat it.
 Quoting: Fishersofmen



there was something out, last year or so, about not drinking water from bottled water bottles that were left in the heat for extended periods of time. So there is a concern there.
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Does she have the camera strapped to her head?
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she says that towards the end of the video, hoping everyone sees it as she sees it.
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hf

That might just work...
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Thanks OP, really cool.

Also, I found this to be kind of hot.........just me?
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Well, I think I'll try it :)
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Hi OM, haven't heard from you in a while.

BTW all, If you think you might have over watered and think you might be getting root rot, Just add a couple of capfulls of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to your waterin' jug. This will kill off what ever is causing the rot and at the same time gives the roots oxygen, which they like. The good bacteria thrive on it also.
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Thanks OP, really cool.

Also, I found this to be kind of hot.........just me?
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The subject or the presenter??? lol
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Thanks OP, really cool.

Also, I found this to be kind of hot.........just me?
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lmao
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Well, I think I'll try it :)


Hi OM, haven't heard from you in a while.

BTW all, If you think you might have over watered and think you might be getting root rot, Just add a couple of capfulls of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to your waterin' jug. This will kill off what ever is causing the rot and at the same time gives the roots oxygen, which they like. The good bacteria thrive on it also.
 Quoting: F.B.Nyte


Have not heard that one before--- may give it a try this year, if I see that kind of trouble.
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Thanks OP, really cool.

Also, I found this to be kind of hot.........just me?


The subject or the presenter??? lol
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Both..........duh!
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