Garden Planning: Vertical Garden
One of the more interesting gardens this year will be our Vertical Garden. We are planning to use the cattle panel trellis system for an entire bed (6 trellises) to grow a variety of vining vegetables.
As you can see, we have selected 12 different varieties to try. We have some varieties that might look familiar – Suhyo Cross Cucumber and the Red Noodle Bean were both in the Asian Garden last year. We’ve also added another popular slicing cucumber and a pickling type cucumber.
We have 2 winter squashes and a more vining type straightneck summer squash. We’ve also got two types of cantaloupe on the trellis – one personal size and one larger size. We’re also trying a normal pole bean, partly because I’ve heard from several quarters that pole beans don’t do well here. We’ll find out!
We also have a trailing nasturtium and malabar spinach to add some diversity and color to the garden.
Most of these vining crops don’t naturally climb on a trellis, so I expect we’ll have to use some clips to help them start climbing.