Australian style tomatoes I thought I would try growing stuff on my balcony. I figure I have a south facing balcony so why not try some tomatoes. So I go to Dollarama and buy some two for a dollar seeds packets and some soil. I also bought some seeds at Crappy Tire. And I bought some other stuff to try. Some radishs, basil, thyme, peas, beans, lettuce, cuccumbers watermelon, and pumpkins. Ok ok so maybe I got carried away. And I also bought some cactus seeds which is an important step on the way to the Austrailian tomatoes. I started the vegtables a couple of weeks ago but the cactus said to use sandy soil which I and Dollarama didn't have. No I don't plan on eating the cacti. The package also said "start early". I thought "Say what?". Start early, what does that mean? You would start them indoors and keep them indoors so you could start them anytime. I figure it means start when you are like 10 years old or something. Anyways I do a search to find a gardening store near me and find one. I go to one and find a bag of soil for catus and succulents. I also buy an orchid which has nothing to do with the Austrailian tomatoes. There was also a hot clerk partially showing some smallish but succlent melons. Also nothing to do with the Austrailian tomatoes. Whilst I was there I saw a kit for growing tomatoes upside down. I didn't even bother to ask how much it was. I came home and googled "growing upside down tomatoes". Then I cut up a pop bottle and put a cloth in it and cut a hole in that. I bent up some wire hangers to make a stand. I put a cut straw in it and put a tomato seedling into it. Here is one link http://www.gardenwiseonline.ca/gw/container-gardening/2007/05/01/grow-tomatoes-upside-down Has anyone tried this before? I think I will try a few and maybe try some peas this way as well. Maybe I should get in touch with Dutch and see if his Dave has balcony gardening tips. I wouldn't want anything falling off, the super is four floors below mine. Or maybe Johnny will have some ideas.