Vertical gardening is a great solution for those with limited space to work with. Air circulation is improved, which reduces the risk of fungal issues. Vining plants such as pumpkins, squash, and cucumbers can be trellised or grown on shelves or other structures on walls and fences. Ground covers can also be planted, such as squash and pumpkin vines, to help keep weeds under control. Vertical gardening helps gardeners to maximize the amount of space they have and is a beneficial option for those with smaller yards and gardens.
Growing Vertically by Using Trellis'
This is one of the best gardening methods. So whether you're growing on the Planted Wall, which I mean you can obviously see the benefits of that! All of your vining plants can be put on a trellis very easily. So that would be plants such as pumpkins, cucumbers, and indeterminate tomatoes.
There are two types of tomatoes. There's determinate, which grows more as a bush, and then indeterminate, which grows on a vine. And they are the ones that can grow very tall and they tend to really do a lot better when you trellis them and let them grow vertically while giving you more space.
Pumpkin squashes, and similar plants, can also be put on a trellis and give you so much more space instead of having them just trailing across the ground. We've got pumpkins and tomatoes available seasonally. We will show people around June, July how to plant them successfully using a trellis. Which really increases airflow too!
Depending on your space, you might need a ground cover. There are advantages to ground covers, like strawberries. In a new area we're developing, it's very weedy. In order to combat that, I've planted squashes and pumpkins there on purpose to let the vines cover the ground to form a ground cover. So if you're in a space where you're fine with covering it, then go for a ground cover!
Vertical Growing Options
If you have a small space and you don't want it all over your lawn or all over your patio, things like that, definitely trellis your plants. Plus, that increases airflow, which helps with a lot of fungal issues and things like that.
There are so many other options when you're growing vertically, if you don't have binding plants, you can still grow vertically. Obviously, we have the Planted Wall, but you can do shelves if you have a fence line or something similar, put shelves on it and cover it in plants, it's that easy!
For example, we have a customer who custom-built what almost looks like a bookshelf. Her husband loves to build things and so he built her what looks like a beautiful kind of cupboard with beautiful wood where she puts all her pots. It adds so much dimension to her space too!
Trellising our tomato grow kit will help to maximize space while enjoying delicious tomatoes, try it out!