As many of you might have noticed by now - I am a total gadget gal. This is an addiction that I think I must blame my Father for as he was also a person that had to try all things new and different. My love for gardening has, in past years, been severely curtailed by both rocky soil and aching bones. The one vegetable that I missed the most though has always been tomatoes. My alter-ego/sister/friend, Lauren, decided that I needed to have a go at trying these Topsy Turvey tomoto planters. It could be a perfect solution since we have very few places at our house that get full sun for more than a few hours a day. This might really work! I may have to get another one for peppers. Squash?Topsy Turvey provides you with a round sponge that fits in the bottom of the planter - it prevents soil - and the plant - from falling out. The sponge has a slit in it so that the plant stem is softly surrounded by the sponge. I am wondering if this might rot the stem - but I guess I will know soon if that's the case. The planter itself is made from stong, durable, re-inforced plastic - sort of like the stuff that large bags of birdseed are packaged in. There is a stiff plastic scalloped lid that fits over the top - holds the edges firmly in shape and provides a large hole that helps funnel water. I always hestitate to buy these "as seen on TV" things - but this thing might actually work. If it does I am going to be one, very happy, tomato eater!