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Is the Topsy-Turvy a good way to grow cannabis?

The topsy-turvy is a growing system that is meant to suspend the plant upside down. Though the idea is novel for tomatoes, it hasn’t been proven to make them grow any faster.

Growing Cannabis with the Topsy Turvy

The largest problem you’ll run into while growing cannabis in the topsy turvy is that the device is meant for vined plants with hanging fruits. Tomato plants will fall to the ground unless they have something to grab onto. Cannabis makes a strong main stem and can stand itself up.

Topsy Turvy is Made for Tomatoes, Which Hang Down

Unlike Cannabis Which Has Thick Stems and Always Points Itself Up

So instead of growing down in the topsy turvy, it’ll grow back up, leaving you with a lot of bare stem. This video is one of the best examples of the topsy turvy I’ve seen.

However, as you can see, it takes up just as much space as a regulat pot, this one drips, and the yields aren’t nearly impressive enough to warrant the trouble.

Conclusion: Topsy Turvy is NOT a Good Choice For Growing Weed!

Overall, I would say the Topsy Turvy is not a good choice to grow cannabis, especially if the purpose is to get better yields. There’s not even much evidence that it improves yields with tomatos!

Is the Topsy-Turvy a good way to grow cannabis? The topsy-turvy is a growing system that is meant to suspend the plant upside down. Though the idea is novel for tomatoes, it hasn’t been proven to

Growing Weed Upside Down

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If you’re looking to maximize your grow area’s space, you might want to read more about upside-down growing. Basically, how it works is that you place as many plants on the floor, and then you place some hanging from the top, growing upside down.

One of the best soils for these inverted operations is Coir, also known as coconut fiber. You don’t actually require many marijuana growing tools for this operation.

The Setup

First, you must have a pot, preferably a sturdy one, with hanging wires in the mouth.

Now, you’re going to place it upside-down, and you’re going to stuff your coco fiber (or desired soil) in the lower end, which should be the mouth.

Once you have that layer of fiber down there, go up, towards the “sitting” end and pour your potting soil. Make sure you fill all the way up, to the top.

Plant your seedlings or starter plant. Take care of it as normal, water and fertilize, and allow it to stand for two weeks or so, until the roots take a tight hold. It’s super important that you don’t turn the pot upside down right away.

When you feel that the roots have taken a hold, invert the pot (making the plant face downward) and hang it by the wires of the pot.

Take care of your plant as you would usually!

  • Watering

You would water and fertilize as normally, but using a slow-drip irrigation system might make the whole process easier. Those with a lot of height to spare could just use a ladder to stand and water the plants as normal, so it’s no biggie.

Generally, coco fiber doesn’t drip that much. You can always use cork or rubber hydroponic plugs, or a different soil mix that holds more water.

Lastly, using a cool tube or something similar might help you, but even a glass between the lights and the plants will do the trick.

  • Lighting

As for the lighting, it’s entirely reliant on how you set it up, but you’re not going to need huge changes to the layout. Moving and readjusting your reflectors should be enough.

Ideally, you should concentrate the light on the inner plants, but you could also walk that extra mile to provide more light from the top/bottom. In theory, it should even increase the yield.

  • Securing

A major fear in these setups is “what if it drops?” Well, I’ll be frank with you; if it drops from a moderate height, say bye to that plant.

Make sure everything is properly secured before starting. Also, a sort of “safety net” such as plexiglass or chicken wire between the plants and the ground might provide solid damage control.

Conclusion

Bear in mind that this setup requires a lot of work, and a bit of fear. But it looks good nonetheless, and it might be the only way some can get their operation started.

The plants are pretty much stationary, so you shouldn’t be too afraid. So, does it give a better yield or not? Well, that demands an entirely new study.

Have fun setting up your vertical weed farm! At the very least, it’ll look awesome in pictures.

Whether you want to maximize space, try something crazy, or you just thought that it would look cool, click here and learn more about upside-down weed growing!