Has Anyone used a 'Down Under Pot?'

macthayer(z9a NV)January 19, 2008

Has anyone used one of those "Down Under" pots from Australia? They're the kind where you plant in one end, and as soon as the plant is growing well, you turn the pot upside down and hand it on a stand -- or I suppose you could hang it on almost anything as long as it didn't bump up against something. Did it work well for you? What kind of plant did you use. I want all the details! If you don't know what I mean, go to the following web site and look up "Down Under Pots":




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Howdy MacThayer,
I got the idea here (I think) a couple of years ago to use a two or three litre soda bottle. Cut the bottom off and tun it upside down. You can use an old tomato cage to suspend it. Put some wire or chains on it to hang it. Cut off the excess wire and use it.
I used a tomato plant that was started in a fiber pot. The pot kept it from falling through the hole. Put soil on top gently and the roots grow through the pot to the soil. It worked great. I hung it on my porch in the afternoon sun and had great tomatoes until Dec. when it finally froze. I didn't lose any to the birds either I guess because they didn't have the tomato cage to sit on while they munched. Try it before you purchase any to see if it works for you. I will try two or three this year.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2008 at 7:48PM
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regine_Z 10 Fl gw

This is an old thread, but I just came across it today. I've used a Down Under Pot for several years. I've tried Mona Lavender, Dianthus, and Perilla and so far like the Perilla the best. Next time I'm going to try a wax Begonia. It works very well, looks nice, and is fairly carefree. This is what my pot looks like:

    Bookmark   March 30, 2008 at 9:09PM
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That's really pretty - I like the idea and have bought a kit to make one. I'd like to try a tomato plant. I'd love to see more pics of anyone's upside down plants!!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 5:57PM
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I love the Down Under Pots. My wife has several of the pots in use and she brings them inside during the winter months and keeps the plants alive. The Down Under Pot has a small well to hols water so when it is inverted if you are careful when you water it the water will not run right out. Check out my video on Youtube to see one being planted. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUB9IYcq1l4

Here is a link that might be useful: Down Under Pots

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 7:33PM
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