|Beans guide themselves up|
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
My Vertical Growing
Here are a few more pictures of the plants I am growing vertically...
The now mostly empty broccoli bed, the cabbage bed, the zucchini/crookneck bed, the tomato bed and then the pumpkin/watermelon bed. The pumpkins are growing on up the pergola. We have been able to fit a lot of food into a small space.
I put anchors in the face of the house to run a small cable. I put a cable both along the top and the bottom and tied strings between them for the beans to climb up.
The strings for the tomatoes. Tomatoes are planted 9 inches apart then are split every other one up either side of the T-frame. That way the plants get the space they need as they get bigger (as long as you prune them correctly.) In the background are the beans growing in front of the house.