When I started gardening (5 years ago) I had very little space thus bigger dreams than space available. But then I did not know about vertical gardening either.
But part way through my first growing season I kept thinking that if these cucumbers, zucchini, pole beans etc. didn't spread out so much I could get more crops in (I was using all raised beds then).
So I kind of started trying to grow some things up. I had bamboo po;es everywhere with plants tied to them. Then the stems slid down the poles. So I started adding twine from pole to pole. That worked a little better but everything was so saggy.
Fast forward to today and vertical gardening is all the rage thus there is tons of supplies, and advice on how to incorporate it into your own garden.
So how does everyone else utilize this method?
Do you like it or maybe you don't need it is you have lots and lots of space?
What seems to have worked the best for you? Which type of crop on what kind of trellis?
Myself, I"m still working on trying to find a way to make my melon patch work better for me. I never had melons for the first three years, way too much space lost to one crop. Anyone else figure out a good way to solve this problem?