Are you excited to jump into fall gardening? Who knew so much planning and preparation could happen before actually putting seeds in the dirt? Take heart, your planning will pay off!
Considering Vertical Space
It’s important to consider vertical space when you garden, even if space isn’t an issue for you. Vining plants actually grow better if they’re not laying on the ground, possibly rotting from excessive moisture on the bottom side. Growing on a trellis also helps prevent soil-borne disease. If you are limited on space, consider that a trellised plant only needs half the space of one that just grows on the ground.
Types of plants
A variety of plants happily grow on a trellis, including tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, peas, and green beans. A trellis can make life easier if you want to grow berries like blackberries, bosenberries, blueberries, or raspberries. Hobby Farm Magazine goes into more detail about matching trellis styles to particular plants, depending on their growing styles and the size of the fruit produced.
Ideas for Trellises
Ideas for trellises range from simply positioning your garden next to a fence (instant trellis!) to a myriad of creative and more complex ways. Pinterest is full of creative ideas for growing vertically.
If you need to build your own, check out these trellises! Be sure to click on the picture to re-pin it and get more information on how to build it!
I love this one – I think it adds a stately feel to the garden.
Simple, practical, and yet interesting to the eye.
Do you utilize vertical gardening in your backyard garden?
- Tip #4: Figure out your planting strategy
- Tip #3: How to design your garden bed
- Tip #2: How to choose a garden location
- Tip #1: Figure out your gardening goals
|Sarah graduated from Baylor with a major in bioinformatics and is now making that degree work hard by raising her two kiddos and keeping her husband relatively well fed. In her quieter moments, she can be found enjoying a homemade chai latte and reading on her Nook. You can also find her over at Renaissance Mama, on Facebook, and on Twitter!|
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