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How I grow large winter squash vertically on trellises! If you shop on Amazon, you can support OYR simply by clicking this link (bookmark it too) before shopping: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=oneya-20 I’m passionate about an approach to organic gardening that is frugal, easy, sustainable, and works with nature to achieve amazing results. My videos will help you grow more healthy organic fruits and vegetables, while working less and saving money. I don’t push gardening products. I don’t hype bogus “garden secrets”. I provide evidence based strategies to help you grow a lot of food on a little land without spending much or working harder than you have to! Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsGrowing Winter Squash Vertically on a Nylon String Trellis along the Backyark FenceButternut Squash Grown On A Trellis.HOW TO GROW SQUASH, CUCUMBER AND CANTALOUPE ON TRELLISES2 Min Tip: EZ DIY Trellis to Grow Tomatoes, Watermelon, Squash & Pumpkins VerticallyTrellising Options for Cucumbers, Beans, Zucchini, Squash & Melons: Grow Vertically & Save Space!GROWING WINTER SQUASH UP A TRELLIS UPDATE 5-24-2012

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20 Comments

  • vukile adonsi 3 weeks ago

    This is great, thank you.
    From England.

  • Dolly Perry 3 weeks ago

    Patrick, do I need to worry about growing multiple varieties of squash and cucumbers if I'm not planning on saving seed?

  • Mark Dyer 3 weeks ago

    Hi Patrick, great video thanks for uploading. Ive seen this technique elsewhere and the plant grew much taller than your trellis, it was fruiting all the way to the top too. Whats your plan if this happens? Thanks in advance!

  • Jackie Horsley 3 weeks ago

    Wow that's great I well remember that

  • Jamie Day 3 weeks ago

    Do you single stem everything like tomatoes? I noticed I could also do it with cucumbers and melons and wondered what you thought about it?

  • Dale Calder 3 weeks ago

    Looked good Patrick you must have a 50 pound cushaw by now.

  • Peter McGuire 3 weeks ago

    These are by far the best gardening videos I have found on youtube. I can't thank you enough!

  • SurfinScientist 3 weeks ago

    I made my trellises according to your instruction, Patrick, but they are a bit wobbly. I deal with it by installing a parallel trellis and connecting both, but I wonder how you deal with it. Your trellises look pretty stable on their own.

  • Jamie Day 3 weeks ago

    Could I get away with planting a watermelon, muskmelon and acorn squash vertically in a 4×4 bed with a 4×8 cattle panel trellis like you described or am i being to bold? I can't seem to find any recommendations on spacing for growing melons and squash vertically. What do you think Patrick?

  • MrRJS27 3 weeks ago

    I've had problems putting PVC pipe over rebar because the nubs (nibs?) at the end of the rebar catch on the PVC and it gets stuck. I guess I'll have to use the metal stuff like you do!

  • russpheasey 3 weeks ago

    Patrick, you and your beautiful garden are an inspiration, thank you. I have followed your trellising advice this year in my own raised beds using the same materials, but I've found some bruising on tomato vines from the rough edges of the metal mesh. hopefully this won't trouble the plants too much. Have you found this to be a problem at all? Thanks!

  • jnine58 3 weeks ago

    Hello Patrick and Oscar, Great video. I started using your trellis system last year and it is working great. To make it slightly easier for me, I pound the rebar into the ground then I slide the electrical conduit onto the rebar. After my two posts are in place, I zip-tie the cattle panel into place.

  • Randy Rodriguez 3 weeks ago

    Genius. We had delicatas take over a bed before, I'm for sure building trellises now. Time for a trip to the hardware store!

  • Food Forest 3 weeks ago

    Great idea going to try and trellis my squash

  • towardthelight:) 3 weeks ago

    🙂 as always. — while the vertical grid does not cause shade, the trained plant will. have you thought about how the vertical plant blocks the plants "behind" it from receiving the sun? i am just interested.

  • Jonas Léchot 3 weeks ago

    I'm experimenting with single stem winter squash (honey boat delicata) on a greenhouse tomato-type trellis (string hanging down, twisting the stem around the string). several plants have already reached 6 feet and I need to lower and lean them. so far the technique looks very promising and pruning off old leaves as the plant grows will probably eliminate powdery mildew

  • DoriGardener 3 weeks ago

    Are you going to try to train your zucchini vertically this year?

  • chevy6299 3 weeks ago

    Nope Oscar was on a mission. =)

  • dymondwillow2 3 weeks ago

    do you have an automated watering system in place? love your videos!

  • Althea McDougal 3 weeks ago

    Hi Patrick, I've done the trillers for the tomatoes and I used a garden netting to tie on it, I'm having problems finding the lightweight panels that you use, could you give a link where you buy yours I will really appreciate it, Thanks.