Hanging around: Grow your tomatoes upside down

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This five-gallon garden is insect free.

It’s easy to manage, fun to create and turns gardening upside down — literally.

The Mississippi State Ag Extension Office offered a workshop last Wednesday to teach area green thumbs a new way of growing tomatoes.

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Boring a hole in a five-gallon bucket, filling it with dirt and planting your tomato sends the plant growing downward, not upward.

Extension Director David Carter worked with several workshop participants to teach the technique.