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Old 05-30-2010, 09:42 AM   #1
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Topsy Turvy Mater hanger

Any one ever used this item before? I found one on sale at BJ's for $8 and couldn't pass it up...I just hung it 2 days ago with a Beef Steak plant in it in hopes of a lot of nice tomatoes to grill later on. I haven't heard any one who actually used this item before...except for the folks on the TV commercial...and they all seem to REALLY love theirs! LOL!!
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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Seems like it would keep most critters out of the maters too .. looks like a good idea.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:45 AM   #3
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We just looked at them in a store here for 9.99. Gonna grab a couple next week when we get home to try out. Also looking into making a few out of plastic 5 gal buckets..
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Re: Topsy Turvy Mater hanger

I have one and don't really like it. Plants naturally grow towards the sun so early last year my tomato plant started going up and the wind got strong one day and blew it hard enough to break the plant. I still got some tomatoes off it, but not many. I didn't put anything in it this year as I think just putting a plant in a big flower pot would work as well.
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:59 PM   #5
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Well thanks for the input I had wondered about the contraptions myself. I checked with my old guest worker chum who works at the plant place about it and he said he didnt think it was a good plan because when the sun shined on it that would make the roots get too hot. Not sure on that deal.

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Old 05-30-2010, 04:43 PM   #6
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Greg, there is now absolutely no freaking doubt you are a FULL MEMBER OF THE GAY PARTY!
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:54 PM   #7
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Greg, there is now absolutely no freaking doubt you are a FULL MEMBER OF THE GAY PARTY!
In that case I was just kidding, I don't have one.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:34 PM   #8
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Greg, there is now absolutely no freaking doubt you are a FULL MEMBER OF THE GAY PARTY!
Because I want to grow tomatoes? Do me a favor, walk over here and say that to my face, uh, never mind...stay seated and kiss my ass! LOSER!
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:25 PM   #9
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Re: Topsy Turvy Mater hanger

Bought one for $9.99.
Planted a 'mater in it and that plant is growing better than the other ones I have planted in the ground. Looking into what JP said. It would be simple to make your own.
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I'm with Larry, anybody who can't grow tomatoes like a man must be gay! Puff, take note!
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:01 AM   #12
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Every darn time I see that thing on TV I want to order one.

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real men grow tomatos "topsy turvy"
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And one day later ... Greg's backyard, Damn that thing really works ... and fast
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:29 PM   #15
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Wow that is very kewlish and everybody knows that home growed maters always tastes best. Great job. Now when I get one think it prudent to skip the 1500 buck custom made cast iron crook neck mater basket holder. Prob just tie it to a tree limb or something. Poor folks have poor ways ya know?

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Re: Topsy Turvy Mater hanger

Wheel, it comes with a heavy duty J hook to screw in to something...in my case I put it in the header of my deck...FREE!!
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:09 AM   #17
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Wow what a deal. I am headed off to buy one now. Thanks.

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Old 06-03-2010, 01:34 PM   #18
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Re: Topsy Turvy Mater hanger

Saw a person in the neighborhood using a Home Depot bucket with a hole in the bottom for the plant to stick out. Got it hanging from the deck. Inginuity at its finest!
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Re: Topsy Turvy Mater hanger

I have grown upside down tomatoes in a 6.5 gallon bucket with a whole cut in the bottom. They did ok but the basil I grew from the top did really well. I think the tomatoes needed more light than where I had the bucket hanging.
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