If you are anything like me, at this point in the growing season you realize that you bought entirely too many plants for the space you have available to plant them. There may be more growing space than you think. The answer? Try growing some of your plants vertically. This converts the actual ground space a sprawling vine may take to just a couple of square inches instead and can be as simple as training vines onto upright supports.
Here are some of the basic consideration to keep in mind as you start growing up:
Squeezing a few more plants into the same plot requires a little more attention to the soil on your part, because more plants means more nutritional demands on the soil. Don't forget to feed your plants.
Situate crops so they get at least 6 hours of sunlight. It is also important to always position vertical support structures to the north end of your space to avoid leaving other sun-loving plants in the shade.
Train Early and Often:
Just planting stakes next to your seedlings may not be enough. Keep an eye on your support system. It helps to check every few days to see if the vines need help to reach the next level of support.
Blog by: Sabine Ehlers, CMG
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