If you like innovative gardening ideas, this is a great opportunity for you to learn how to make a beautiful vase upside down. The inverted pots are nothing new, however they have gained more and more fans thanks to the internet.
In this article we are going to show several examples and ways of doing it, besides explaining the advantages of this type of cultivation. Yes, there are advantages beyond the fact that your friends and friends are impressed.
Because that’s exactly what happened to me when I visited a colleague’s house. Upon entering the room I noticed a vase in which the plant in the skirt on top. At first I thought that the plant had simply grown on top and fallen off the other side of the pot. Something common in hanging vases.
But that wasn’t what had happened. The result was a beautiful tomato plant with several still green tomatoes coming out of the hole in the pot. That’s right, the hole we placed as drainage was the exit of the plant stem.
So I decided to study and make one to call mine and I can tell you that the best way to start is using a PET bottle. Check out the different options below and we’re going to have a lot of fun with this idea.
How to make vase upside down
For starters, let’s understand the logic of the vessel upside down. It is much simpler than you might think, as it is very similar to an ordinary hanging vase. However you need to know how much your plant’s stem will grow in diameter. Because the hole must have this diameter and even a little more for the plant to develop properly.
In addition to the stem hole, drainage holes are also needed as in common pots. Now the secret for preventing the earth from falling is a felt or cotton fabric that holds the sand and lets only the water escape through gravity.
Felt or cotton fabric needs to be thick, as the thicker it will resist the pressure of the earth. So prefer felt with more than 3mm. If not, use two or three layers of fabric.
Then make a cross cut that fits exactly into the hole in the vase. Remembering that you can place two or more plants. To do this, just make more holes.
To insert the seedling, choose a small one and carefully pass the roots through the hole. Then put the earth. Do not throw the sand over the roots, instead put the soil along the sides of the hole, leaving the roots more spread out and higher in the pot.
That’s it. And if you want to start with a simpler project to experiment with, how about using a pet bottle to make your first vase upside down or inverted. See an example below.
Can the earth fall?
But will the earth ever fall? Yes, some soil may fall, however if the plant develops correctly soon it fills the entire hole region with many roots. This will make the land around the hole safe. Isn’t it cool?
Upside-down vase with PET bottle
Without a doubt, the best way to start is with a pet bottle, as it is possible to use small amounts of soil. Choose a plant like basil or another type of herb. You can also try the tomato like in the image below. The seal is made the same way, but you can also try other ideas.
How to plant inverted tomato plants
Undoubtedly one of the upside-down pots that caught my attention the most were the inverted tomato plants. Right now I’m cultivating one here at home and soon I should publish the images. See below what a cool idea and how you can reproduce it at home.
Use recycled buckets and avoid spending money on expensive vases.
That’s it, I hope you enjoyed this tip, don’t forget to share and comment below if you have any questions. See you later!
Here’s a super cool tip on how to plant kokedama step by step. The kokedama is a small ball of earth that can be suspended, just like the vase upside down or inverted. But in a super cool way.
Remembering that you can still combine and make a kokedama upside down. It’s not interesting? Be sure to try it!
⟶ See how to make kokedama step by step