November 23, 2009 Hi everyone. Not much going on, but wanted to show you what is happening or not really happening with the garden. Most everything is pulled up and things are coming to a close. I just wanted folks to see what the garden looked like in the late fall. I’m starting to plan for next year, but not 100% sure what I will be doing. Maybe some more boxes and a few hanging plants. We shall see. I will probably have 1 more video in December for this series. Then soon 2010 will be here and I will absolutely be doing another series!! So thank you to all that have joined so far. I want you all to know I will not be stopping. Next year will probably be even larger :) . I’ll have another update in December. Thanks.

Just a quick video to show how easy it is to make next years Strawberry Plants for free from this year’s stock of plants. It’s so easy,all you need to do is to find a healthy plant which has grown some runners or suckers,these are the long stalks with a bit of leaf at the end. Then all you do is anchor the stem down next to the leaf into a pot of soil or compost using a bit of wire. Then after a couple of weeks it should take root naturally and once you see roots coming out of the bottom of the pot you can cut the stalk from the mother plant and you’ll have another free strawberry plant to grow. Dead easy and you’ll never need to buy strawberry plants again.

So I pulled my strawberries as they misbehaved and didn’t produce as much as I wanted. I’m into growing things that will give me more food than what they were doing.

DIY ~ Using empty plastic buckets, you can make your own “upside down” hanging planters and grow vegetables just like in a Topsy Turvy hanging planter. In this video we show you step-by-step how to make your own and the results we had with them. ENJOY!

August 10, 2009 Pretty normal update. Not sure what happened to my watermelons. A bunch more growth and tomatoes and peppers.

Watch my other Garden Diary Videos at I got a bag of strawberry roots. I planted them. I have never done this before so Who knows what will come out of it. Please look for future videos where I talk about either the success or failure of these strawberries.

Growing our very own Topsy Turvy Tomato and Strawberries- Growing started! Little garden growing! Sorry its late, Ive been busy with work and my car :p Will be releasing weekly Vids Please leave advice in the comments, Subscribe to see how the pan out!

There’s nothing sweeter than homegrown strawberries. Learn all about strawberryplant care with gardening tips from a horticulturist in this free gardening video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as a urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

Just a quick video this week as not much has changed, but we’re picking some fresh veggies. That’s what it is all about, isn’t it? Thanks for watching and leave any advice or suggestions if you have any.

This is an update of my strawberry topsy turvy & vegetables. Again, this is my first attempt at this. Any suggestions or comments are welcome. Also, a note: I was told I wasn’t feeding my strawberries enough so I was feeding them about once a week for now.

Another weekly update on our upside down and container garden. Broccoli struggling a little bit and one of my upside down tomatoes in a container is not as healthy as it’s “sister” growing right side up. Cucumbers are doing gang busters! Getting lots of tomatoes and peppers. Having a blast here! I’m sure you’re not here to read this anyhow….enjoy the video! Thanks for watching and if you have any suggestions, please leave them.

The plants have been growing but haven’t been growing very large. Please keep in mind this is my first time doing this so I’m really learningg a lot to prepare myself for next year. There are some things I will not do next year and one of those will include putting a zucchini in a pot. More will go directly in the ground. I think I’ll build a box for next year. Anyway, enjoy! Hopefully some of the items I’ve found will help others and if you have any suggests please feel free to share them. Thanks!

First…Happy Father’s Day to all those Dads out there! It’s been about a month since we started growing. Everything is still pretty heathy, but some things are producing more fruit than others. Our son recently graduated high school with honors (ok……I’m a proud dad), so yesterday was his grad party. We had tents, tables, food and people all over the backyard. It was a lot of fun. There was a great deal of interest over the containers – upside down and right side up. Several people said they will be doing the same thing next year. Thanks for viewing and feel free to leave any suggestions or advice.

This is our second post on YouTube with the Topsy Turvy. Everything is going well except for the strawberries. As I feared, after checking out other videos here, I caught the bug and this morning I forced my wife into the car and off to the local nursery we went. Down the aisles I ran tossing supplies into the cart as I pulled her behind me….hangers, pots, Miracle Gro w/ Moisture Control and of course more vegetables. We got home and immediately started cutting the centers out of the containers, putting up the hangers and began planting. Hope you enjoy our video and if anyone has any advice or suggestions, please feel free to post them. Thanks for watching!

Grow strawberries indoors by starting a plant that has a root and greenery, crowding the container with roots, providing a sunny window and watering the plant frequently. Never let the soil of a strawberry plant dry out completely, and consider more advice from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening.

Hope everyone had a good 4th of July! Not much has changed. Everything still pretty healthy. Bell peppers are changing colors and the cucumbers are doing well. Tumbling Toms are producing several ripe tomatoes every nite. Be warned: I am now formally planning my garden for next year. Boy, am I gonna have some fun! My wife can’t believe we haven’t really even started harvesting a lot of veggies and I’m already looking forward to next year….LOL. Thanks for looking. Any advice, please leave me a post.

Here’s my weekly video. Things are going well. I cut the pumpkin out of its pot and planted it in the ground. It was root bound….not enough space for the roots to grow. I plan to treat the spaghetti squash similarly….afraid of tearing up the plant if I remove the entire pot, so I’ll cut out the bottom 1/2 of the pot, dig a hole, till up the soil and plunk it in to give the roots room to grow. Thanks for lookin’ and if you have any advice, please leave me a post. I’m always eager to learn.

We’re new to YouTube when it comes to putting videos on (as our YouTube name suggests). This is actually our first video. We’re trying several different things in the Topsy Turvy hangers. If anyone has any advice, feel free to leave a post. Thanks in advance!