Cathy Isom tells you about some of the best climbing vegetables for a garden with limited space. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
You can grow so many great vegetables vertically, even if you have very little space. All you need is a wall, a trellis, or wire supports, for your crops to travel.
Some of the best climbing plants for a bountiful crop include: Nasturtiums. These quick-growing plants can flower within just four weeks of planting. The climbing nasturtium is a vining variety that can reach up to 6ft. Train them up trellises or poles, and allow them to spill over balcony railings.
Tomatoes are some of the most popular varieties of climbing vegetables, and you can grow both bush and vining tomato varieties in a small space. They can be trained to grow up a wall or trellis. Just make sure that they have enough support as they grow.
Pole beans, or runner beans, are reliable, productive climbing vegetables are incredibly easy to grow. Some of the best pole bean varieties to train up a garden wall are Scarlet Runner and Black-seeded Blue Lake.
All cucumber varieties are climbing vegetables. Just make sure that the plants have enough support as their fruits develop. If you only have limited space, dwarf varieties are the way to go. Same for squash, melons, and watermelons.
Taking your crops off the ground not only helps you to make the most of your space but, by allowing the air to circulate around your crop, can prevent pests and disease from striking.
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