Comments On - How to Start Vertical Gardening

Every year I try to add more vertical planting. I use trellises in my raised beds for cucumbers and small melons. I have two teepee trellises in my front yard with pots underneath for pole beans. My pumpkins and winter squash climb the chain link fence around my back yard, and it looks beautiful as well as being functional. My next challenge is figuring out a better trellis system for my tomatoes. I wishbthis article had photos of the 7-foot system discussed.
Rosemarie, Charleston, SC
Posted: 2/25/2015 5:21:41 AM
Good information
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 10/7/2012 7:39:20 AM
Great article. I picked up several good ideas from this. The great how-to information helps. Keep it coming.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 9/29/2010 3:26:56 PM
I like the idea of the vertically set PVC pipe for letteuce but I am new at this and I don't understand how you would keep the soil in the pipe from being compacted by it's own weight or how you keep the soil from spilling out of the holes from the time when the seeds are first planted until the lettuce fills up the hole. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Carol, Taylor, MI
Posted: 9/18/2010 4:47:31 PM
I have been vertical gardening for three years and wouldn't go back for anything. I vertical garden tomatoes, cucumbers, and stake green pepper plants to prevent falling over. It's the best of small space, low maitenance gardening.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 8/26/2010 9:34:15 PM
I'm really starting to like vertical gardening in the vegie garden. I use nice trellises as well as plain wood stakes. Picked up a lot of trellises at yard sales and they really dress up the vegatable garden. A lot less weeding when you grow upward. I like the idea about growing lettuce in hanging baskets. I think I'll give that a try.
Barbara, Perkasie, PA
Posted: 8/11/2010 8:56:52 AM
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