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Vertical Gardening Techniques for Maximum Returns

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Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News

You can grow bigger, better cukes, beans, tomatoes and cantaloupes with simple, sturdy trellises

By Barbara Pleasant
December 2010/January 2011

 

 

Vertical Gardening Supports
Clockwise from top left: Rigid livestock panels do double duty as a fence and support for tomatoes, plus they can be bent to create an arched entry; saplings or bamboo poles are easy to use for pole bean tipis; pea tendrils love to cling to twiggy brush; and so-called “tomato” cages work better to support peppers and eggplants.

ILLUSTRATION: ELAYNE SEARS

Whether your garden is large or small, you can make better use of every square inch by using vertical gardening techniques to grow upright crops. Pole beans typically produce twice as many beans as bush varieties, and the right trellis can double cucumber yields. Then there are crops, such as tomatoes, that need some type of support to keep them above damp ground, where diseases have a…

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7 responses

  1. Thank you for the re-blog 🙂

    July 17, 2013 at 11:58 pm

  2. I have been growing Lebanese + Turkish cucumbers ( PICKLES ), and Indonesian squashes on rope/s, tied to the fence saving space, since god invented slice bread :D…This way indeed , one gets more fruits and harvest per vine.

    Cheers

    July 18, 2013 at 4:25 am

  3. One way to get the most out of my new fully enclosed veggie garden this coming season. I WILL get my veggies possums! 😉

    July 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm

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