Who does vertical gardening?


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I guess technically we do some vertical gardening since we cage and tie up our tomatoes. But I'm wondering about doing some other stuff that way.
 
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I have an old outdoor swing frame, in which the swing was removed. I'm thinking of using it for vertical growing. My first thought was to cover it with morning glories, because I love them, lol! But, it could be used to grow string beans vertically. I've never grown beans before, so that's what I am leaning toward using it for.
 
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Vertical gardening is so interesting! In my opinion it looks really great, I love unique ideas like this.
Look at this picture, isn't it gorgeous?:



In the future, I plan to plant some succulents in a frame, I want it to look like a painting. Something like this would be perfect:

 
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In my sq. foot gardening book the way you grow sprawling plants is on polls with strings tied to them. you train the plant to clime up the strings, and you pick standing up!
 
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YES! Claudine, gorgeous pictures! I like the "pick standing up". We do that with our tomatoes in cages, but should do pole beans. So far we only do the green beans you have to kill your back to pick!
 
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It's a great idea to grow tomatoes like this, it must be so convenient. It would be the same with strawberries, here is a really nice picture, I would love to walk near these planters and eat some delicious fruits:D :

 
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This looks really nice I would love to have this element in my Garden. I think I will try and get something like this sorted for this summer.
 
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I found a really interesting example of a vertical garden. I would like to have something like this, it seems like a perfect idea for growing vegetables when you have limited space. And it looks great:



 
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I find it very interesting too, especially because it's so different than regular gardening. It's unique. Also, it lets you save some space.
This looks gorgeous:

 
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I really like the idea of vertical gardening also. Since I am getting older, bending and digging are just getting harder every year. I seem to need Bobby's help a lot more often, for what would have been simple holes before.
So growing in pots and vertically is the direction that I am headed.
This year, it has been just a small regular garden and the rest in pots, but I am hoping to get t set up better for next year, or even for inside this winter.
 
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Totally new to the concept of vertical gardening so excuse the silly question but what about drainage? I was thinking of a vertical garden along the wall of my balcony but would I just water the top row and let gravity do the rest? I'm also thinking the folks downstairs may get cranky if I accidentally over water!
 
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Wow very nice pictures of the strawberry farm. I mostly see people build a wall out of succulents which i thought was very awesome. Just wish I had some free time to do something that neat.
 
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I agree, succulent walls are very popular and they often look really gorgeous, I like them too.
This looks so beautiful:

 
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Without realizing it, that is until reading WriterKerries post, that I had, purely by chance, been doing vertical gardening for some years, but only on a small scale in the vegetable patch, and nothing compared to some of the wonderful examples, I see here, which have given me some great ideas, which I'm itching to try out.
For me vertical gardening, came about as previously mentioned, purely by chance, when a few years back, we somehow, landed up with, far too many creeping fruits and vegetables, taking over the vegetable garden like triffids, that we decided to have anything that grew along the ground growing up a frame, and since then always grow our melons, cucumbers, squash and peas on a frame, with strawberries in hanging baskets and wall containers.
Vertical gardening, as I now know it, has become a bit of a hobby of mine, and I find myself actively seeking out different fruits and vegetables to try out each year, and have just recently found a courgette that will grow up a frame.
 
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I built some A frames out of 1"X1" and chicken wire, 2'X8', worked great for cucumbers, beens, peas, and trying squash and more this spring.
 
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This is early you can just see a cucumber
 
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In my sq. foot gardening book the way you grow sprawling plants is on polls with strings tied to them. you train the plant to clime up the strings, and you pick standing up!
A friend of mine grows cukes and uses sunflowers as the poles to keep them off the ground.It's very cool to see thes,hoping to try it for myself this year
 
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This is my vertical garden. I planted it at the beginning of Perth, Australian winter and it is now spring...so, 3 months. It's starting to look pretty good now I think. I've lost a few plants, so it's a bit of trial and error. Im fairly new to gardening so still learning along the way. This area is quite narrow so only gets a small amount of winter sun and midday summer sun. I think I'll be constantly watering in summer.
 

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