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March 31, 2011

Grow up!

If you’ve started planning your garden and thought… “I wish I had more space” make sure you’re looking up.

Many of us think of veggie gardens as flat on the ground, but a lot of veggies love to climb.  Think peas, beans (the non-bush type), cucumbers/squash as well as ornamentals (ornamental beans, edible flowers, etc.).

Not sure what to grow them on?  Anything! Well, almost anything.  Make sure your structure will support the veggie (or fruit) you want to grow.  Trellises, arbors, pergolas, teepees and corn are all good supports, even an old, or not so old, abandoned swing-set will work.  If you have kids, this is a great way to get them involved and an awesome beginning to a children’s garden.

Trellises are great for screening ugly things, arbors make good entrances, pergolas make nice shade, teepees make great hide outs and a swing set or other found object adds a little humor and whimsy to the garden.  Bonus!

Have you already grown up?  Share the fun you’ve had!