I figure if the birds or my industrious ground squirrel take all my tomato plants (to say nothing of the tomato worm thingys), then I will not have lost much on the project.
Wastepaper basket from Target–$3,39
Labor by hubby to cut a hole in the bottom and 2 for hanging–free
Dirt–leftovers from other projects–free
Tomato plant from Home Depot–$3.48
Pleasure factor–a lot!
And if the birds get all the product. Who cares. At least I didn’t spend 20 bucks on that other product, which shall remain nameless.
(I found the site where I first saw this idea: I want to give credit where credit is due. http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2013/06/diy-topsy-turvy-tomato-planter.html )