Growing Squash on an A-Frame Trellis
Some plants, especially vining ones, take up so much space it is difficult for those with confined space to grow them. Oftentimes, when you run out of space, the best direction to grow is up. This copper a-frame trellis is great for vining plants. Growing on the pictured trellis is Butternut Squash, Thai Bottle Gourd, cucumbers, and African Horned melon. Vertical growing also helps keep the plant and fruit off the ground, which allows for more air circulation and better health. Periodically, I must help direct wayward vines up the trellis by moving them and gently placing their tendrils around the mesh attached to the trellis.