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Posted on 21 February 2011 by

DIY Upside Down Planters With Style

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Upside down planters have been around for years but some ingenious individuals are using what they already have instead of falling for horticulture consumerism.

Everyone has something sitting around that can be converted into an upside down planter.

Hanging baskets, food-grade plastic buckets, bottles, and even planters can find a new life as upside down planters.

But what is the gardener supposed to do if they want an upside down planter that is both stylish and functional at the same time. The answer to this gardening faux pas is the lonely steel can.

Steel cans that have had their first life as food storage containers work perfect. They come in assorted sizes that range from short and fat to slender and thin and everything in between. But what makes these DIY upside down a planter different is that they are covered in a stylish finish.

Directions for this Stylish Upside Down Planter


Posted on 20 May 2010 by

Upside Down Gardening Featured in New York Times

upside-down-tomatoBy Reggie Solomon

Kudos to Urban Garden Casual’s own Michael Nolan who was featured in this New York Times article sharing his expertise on upside-side down gardening.

We certainly know a thing about upside down gardening.

We received over 100 reader responses to our post on how to grow upside down tomatoes.

If you’re someone who loves tomatoes, check out our sister site Tomato Casual to become a more successful tomato gardener.

Posted on 29 March 2009 by

Reader Questions: Disability Gardening Upside Down

upside-downt-gardeningBy Cindy Naas

Reader Judy sent in the following question in a comment on UGC’s article about upside-down tomatoes:

Author: Judy

Question: I am disabled. I have a walker I use but planting a regular garden is really out of the question. I was thinking if we can do tomatoes this way, what about planting maybe beans on top or some other veggie.

If I planted a garden this way, I could use my walker out there to water and then harvest but I would want to do more then just tomatoes. What do you think of lettuce maybe and beans on top and maybe peas also upside down, etc. Has anyone tried that?

Answer: Judy, upside-down growing is a real boon to those of us with disabilities. I was in an accident in 2003 and now walk with a cane. My balance problems are fairly severe, and so I hired a landscaping firm to tear Read the rest of this entry »


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