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My tomato planter is working out pretty well! I have had to reinforce the handle because of the weight and I also placed a board under them to help with the wieght. The denim is not holding up like I thought it would so I will have to think of a way to reinforce that. Will need to tie up the vines as the tomatoes get heavier!

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Comment by Katriina Alanko on April 2, 2012 at 10:07am

Hmmm.  What a great idea!  I think that may be the way to fool the wild turkeys that love to nibble on my stuff.  The deer too.  I really don't need any help killing plants.  I'm very talented that way -  I can kill anything green in no time.

Comment by JaQ's JunQ on March 13, 2012 at 12:34pm

Awesome idea!  Love the chaps too.  I want to try this!

Comment by Bridget Snitchler on March 7, 2012 at 9:25am

Thanks for sharing.


Comment by Sadie on June 28, 2010 at 11:19am
Seeing your planter and receiving updates on it has been the most amazing experience ever!! You're a genius to think of all these super cool ideas like this one as you went along! Both the plants look so happy!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!!
Comment by Diana Baron on June 26, 2010 at 9:07pm

I don't know if this picture will come thru or not, but I've had to make some modifications to my planter. I made them some chaps because the denim has been rotting at an amazing pace! The chaps are made of of outdoor fabric that hopefully will last the rest of the summer. I think they look even funnier with pink chaps on them! I've had my first few tomatoes! YUM!
Comment by Jodie Hickman on June 26, 2010 at 8:10pm
Your tomato plant look fabulous. Begonias for me are no brainers. I love them! I also love the dragon wings. I buy them every year. They last until I am forced to take them out because of October colors, wish they came in yellow. I showed my husband your creative picture you posted in the beginning. We laughed and laughed. The fabric Susan mentions would be great too.
Comment by Diana Baron on June 9, 2010 at 6:00am
There is a bottomless plastic bucket in the body of the jeans. I have made a pair of 'chaps' out of ourdoor fabric to compensate for the disintegrating denim. This was made more as a joke between my sister and I than anything, but the idea has taken hold and I have thought of lots of ways I could have improved the planter and will do so next year!

Comment by Cat on June 7, 2010 at 3:35pm
Hi. I came in late on this. However. Have you tried lining the 'jeans' with a container, a plastic bucket, litre bottle, and reinforce the handle with a chain or nylon rope? clever idea. I use buckets....was considering covering the buckets with a fabric sleeve, but it is low on list of things to do......
Comment by Sadie on June 7, 2010 at 1:17pm
Susan.. that's just the perfect idea to make a "Diana's Planter" (See I already named them! All that's pending is for you to register a patent) for Cherry tomatoes or even grape tomatoes...
Comment by Susan on June 7, 2010 at 12:56pm
Here is a link to some *sweet* "Strawberries Blue" oil cloth to make a tomato planter: you could just sew up some rough "bloomers" with it.

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