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Vertical Vegetable Gardening 2

vertical vegetable gardening 2
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Vertical Gardening Is The Way To Go If You Have Limited Space For Gardening.In the photo above you can see exactly how a vertical garden needs to be built. There needs to be plenty of support for the weight of the plants your growing. Remember that in the wind your vegetables that are growing vertical can easily be pulled down by high winds. So the better support you can have for your vegetables being grown vertical the better off you will be. Choose Your Plants Carefully For Vertical Gardening. You will find that excellent vegetables to grow vertical are cucumbers, pole beans, tomatoes, and squash. I've also grown miniature pumpkins and some types of exotic beans like yard long beans and other exotic beans in my vertical gardening. You need to set up the bed for your plants and put the growing supports in place for your vegetables to grow on before you ever plant your vegetables in the beds. It's very important that you prepare your containers for your plants. I always put plenty of drainage holes in my containers and I usually put 4-6 inches of crushed gravel and small stones in the bottom of my containers to make sure I have plenty of good drainage. You Can Even Grow Pumpkins In Vertical Gardens. I've even had success growing big pumpkins vertical but I used 2"X4"s for support for my pumpkins. I grow huge pumpkins this way and I'll often add mesh nets under the bigger pumpkins when they get growing to provide them with support. I've grown some this way that have weighed over a hundred pounds hanging 8-10 foot in the air. I promise you it's quite a site to see. Some people stick their supports in the soil but I strongly suggest attaching your supports to the container or containers by screws or nails so you won't have to worry about your vegetables falling down or getting blown down by a strong wind or thunderstorm. Let me tell you there's nothing like standing under pole beans and reaching up and picking big buckets of pole beans. Cucumber vines grown up in the air on strong supports will produce huge amounts of delicious cucumbers. If you keep the growing cucumbers picked off you'll be rewarded with huge amounts of cucumbers to produce delicious pickles with. I like to pick them when they are a little bigger than a mans thumb and make delicious dill pickles with them. You can look on line and find yard long pole beans that you can grow in your vertical beds and I promise you when your children and friends see them they will be amazed. I also like to grow yellow crook neck and zucchini squash in vertical beds. Just plant them as you normally would and then move the vines to encourage them to grow up and over your vertical supports. I often use cotton gardening twine to tie the mature plants to the supports to encourage the squash to grow up on the supports. Hog Wire Works Great For Added Support For Vertical Gardens. You can use what is known as hog wire to build great support walls to grow cucumbers on. If you grow your cucumbers this way you'll be able to walk along the wall of hog wire that your cucumbers are growing on and pick off your cucumbers. Put up 4"X4" wooden posts about two foot in the ground with six foot sticking up above the ground and then fasten hog wire across the poles like a fence and then plant your cucumber plants along the bottom about a foot apart. As the cucumber plants grow train them up onto the hog wire. You can weave the growing plants into the hog wire and the cucumber plants will keep growing and you'll be rewarded in time with lots of delicious cucumbers on your vertical wall of cucumbers.

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