Growing Vertical Experiment

  • Growing Vertical Experiment

    Posted by CityDweller on July 18, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    I don’t have a lot of room for squash, sugar baby watermelon, etc, so I am experimenting with growing them vertically. So far so good. We’ll see what happens when they get bigger. Any tips would be appreciated 👍.

    CityDweller replied 10 months ago 7 Members · 12 Replies
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  • EvW

    Member
    July 18, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    keep us posted

  • Grampa-J

    Member
    July 18, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    Looks like you are doing great. Key piece is supporting the weight of the squash and watermelon while allowing them to expand. Looks like you are using nylons which work great.

    • CityDweller

      Member
      July 19, 2023 at 7:14 pm

      I appreciate your input😊

  • AiNt-RiTe-Acres

    Member
    July 19, 2023 at 11:46 am

    I think it’s quite impressive. I’m on a good bit of acreage myself but I don’t want massive garden areas taking over everywhere. Going vertical intrigues me. Please keep us posted.

    • CityDweller

      Member
      July 21, 2023 at 12:31 am

      Thanks, will do!

  • Yankeeredneck

    Member
    July 19, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    Great job. Love the little hammocks!

  • GreenEyedGirl

    Member
    July 20, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Great use of nylons! It’s the only thing they’re re good for! 🤣😂😆I do this with my melons. They are so few I want to protect them.

    I container garden and vertical grow everything. Even the squash. This year it is not as neat and tidy and past years as I was lucky to get the garden in, but vertical gardening creates more air flow especially if you prune and in my case let’s me grow more.

    • CityDweller

      Member
      July 21, 2023 at 12:35 am

      Oh, good! It sounds like you’ve been successful with this method. That’s encouraging. Since I took that picture the squash are now about the size I would buy them at the grocery store, but they are green still. I hope they don’t get too much bigger.

      • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  CityDweller.
      • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  CityDweller.
  • Emil

    Member
    August 23, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Nice job. Looks like a success!

  • CityDweller

    Member
    August 25, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    UPDATE:

    It’s definitely been a success. I took off the hammocks for the squash, but left them on the watermelon. I’ve only harvested 2 squash for now. I’m leaving the others out there awhile longer. My only complaint is a constant battle with squash bugs.

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