Growing Watermelon, Cucumber and Melons Vertically / Permaculture

Posted: April 24, 2015 in DIY Gardening / Home Projects, Stacking, Uncategorized
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Using up the vertical space in your garden is highly important if the size of the property is limited or if you intend on growing a garden full of fruits, nuts and vegetables. It is also highly beneficial due to the fruit / produce being Off the ground and away from rot or pest attacks.

We also tend to use our gardens a lot more in summer so it can be used to hide an ugly part of a wall or garden fence on a temporary basis.

Click here for previous post on growing Pumpkins and Squashes vertically, there is some very good info. on that post, it is a recommended read!

Cucumber on Trellis: Vertical Growing and Permaculture Methods

Watermelon on Trellis: Vertical Growing and Permaculture Methods

Whilst growing Butternut Squash and pumpkin next to each other on an extended trellis is alright, you need to be careful if you are thinking of joining the latter two with melons, watermelon or cucumbers. This is due to the highly vigorous growth of the pumpkin plant when compared with the others.

Watermelon on Trellis 2: Vertical Growing and Permaculture Methods

Cucumber on Trellis: Vertical Growing and Permaculture Methods

Watermelon at the base of the Trellis: Vertical Growing and Permaculture Methods

 

It’s not too late!! These plants can all still be germinated as seedlings to go into your garden as of now …

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