The Best Vegetables To Grow In Your Upside-Down Garden

Tomatoes: Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are a popular plant for upside-down gardening. Smaller kinds, such as grape or cherry tomatoes, work best for this planting strategy because larger fruits might weigh down and break stems.

Cucumbers: Mini cucumbers (Cucumis sativus), ideal for pickling or eating, thrive in inverted gardens. Larger types can also work, but you must harvest them while they are still little to avoid harming the plant.

Eggplant: Eggplants (Solanum melongena) thrive in direct sunlight and can grow upside-down. Asian or specialised types, such as Japanese eggplant, are slender and elongated, which may perform better in an inverted garden than standard spherical varieties.

Beans: Pole and bush beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are another hardy plant that could thrive in your hanging garden. They flourish in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade, producing less beans.

Peppers: Peppers (Capsicum spp.) range from spicy to sweet, and any species can thrive in your upside-down garden. You'll need to hang your peppers somewhere with full sun, allowing them up to eight hours of direct sunlight.

Winter Squash: Winter squash (Cucurbita moschata), like pumpkin or butternut squash, tolerates topsy-turvy gardening, but stick to small types like buttercup or sweet dumpling, since you don't want a 20-pound pumpkin tumbling from your trellis.

Zucchini: Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) is a summer squash that may be grown upside down. It is ideal for baking, cooking, and eating raw, and even the blooms are tasty. For the greatest results, grow courgette in nutrient-rich, well-drained soil.