Like many of us, I have been curious about the recent upside-down gardening fad, but have been reluctant to jump in. Until, that is, I realized a bought a greenhouse which had, until last week, several metres of unused space, just beyond my reach but begging for a purpose.
I’m still not completely sold on the idea; so far the plants have been curling upwards towards the sun, but hopefully the extra weight they gain as they grow will remedy that. Also, it’s pretty important to keep water off the leaves and fruit of tomatoes, which of course is pretty hard to do when you water them from above. Time will tell.
The carrots seem to be doing well. I always plant them in containers so I can protect them from the nefarious rust fly. Read more about that here. There’s nothing better than fresh carrots straight from the garden but I always feel conflicted-they take such a long time to grow and are gone in two meals or less!
We’ll see if the raccoons and skunks are gracious enough to leave any for us!