Permies try some pretty odd things to get as many yields as possible out of their gardens. I had too many tomato starts and too little garden space, so I thought I would try out one of the more eccentric permaculture ideas out there: upside-down hanging tomatoes. Supposedly, this not only saves space, but also helps the tomatoes access water better and keep their leaves dry (which they prefer). I came to this project dubious it would work. I tried some upside down herbs once that quickly died. I was also suspicious because many of the online instructions explained how to plant a tomato in a bucket with a whole in the bottom, something I consider pretty self-explanatory, but offered no in….