As Americans prepare for the 2010 gardening season, Allstar Products Group (www.allstarmg.com), a leading direct response and consumer products company, announces new varieties of its revolutionary growing system, the Topsy Turvy® Upside Down Planter. By using innovative upside down growing technology, Topsy Turvy® planters take a ground-breaking approach to gardening. This year, the product line will expand beyond the successful Tomato Planter with four new Topsy Turvy® products to grow everything from hot peppers to sweet strawberries.
According to the Garden Writers Association Foundation (GWAF), more than 41 million U.S. households grew a vegetable garden in 2009. Of these households, 37 percent plan to increase their edible gardens in 2010. In fact, the Garden Media Group named “edible gardening” the number two gardening trend of 2010. However, gardening isn’t just for those with green thumbs and spacious yards. Topsy Turvy® Upside Down Planters make it easy to grow bountiful fruits and vegetables with little work required – simply plant the seedlings, hang the planter, and water. No more laborious gardening tasks such as digging, weeding, and staking.
The Topsy Turvy® planter, used by millions of people from the novice to the professional gardener, is the only product that features a patented Grow Bag technology. This technology allows the planter to act as a greenhouse, so the soil stays warm after sundown, stimulating and enhancing root growth. Because the Topsy Turvy® planter is upside down, water and nutrients pour directly from the root to the fruit or vegetable, making the growing process more efficient than standard in-ground gardens.
In addition to the original Tomato Planter, Allstar Products Group will introduce the following new Topsy Turvy® products:
- Topsy Turvy Tomato & Herb Planter: A deluxe planter for gardeners who want more versatility and growing capacity. Gardeners can grow their favorite herbs right alongside vine ripe tomatoes – up to 30 pounds! (MSRP: $12.99)
- Topsy Turvy Tomato Tree: Grows three tomato plants side-by-side for maximum crop yield. Also, the Tomato Tree comes complete with a convenient deck and patio stand. (MSRP: $49.99)
- Topsy Turvy Hot Pepper Planter: For home growers who enjoy a little spice, this planter contains seven ports for growing up to 200 delicious, fiery peppers! (MSRP: $9.99)
- Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter: Plant sweet and scrumptious strawberries almost anywhere! The 18 side ports allow for an abundant strawberry crop of up to 15 quarts. (MSRP: $12.99)
“Our nation’s current economic state, combined with the desire for fresh, tasty and safe foods, has caused the home garden to make a big comeback,” said Bill Felknor, Inventor of the Topsy Turvy® Upside Down Planter. “The innovative technology behind Topsy Turvy® extends the benefits of edible gardening so anyone – city dweller to suburban families – can enjoy delicious, homegrown produce.”
“Topsy Turvy® Planters appeal to a vast audience, as gardening for homegrown fruits and vegetables is a time-honored American tradition,” commented Bob Gaines, Director of Marketing for Allstar Products Group. “We have heard from thousands of consumers that Topsy Turvy® Planters allow them to bring produce from vine to table in their own home more efficiently than ever before.”
Topsy Turvy® planters are available to purchase at major retailers nationwide such as Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Home Depot, Target, Walgreens and Walmart. For more information on Topsy Turvy® Upside Down Planters, please visitwww.TopsyTomato.com .