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John of gives the update on how he grows winter squash vertically in his backyard in an otherwise unused space – his property line fence. Video Rating: / 5 My veggies are bolting early…Getting pumpkins and squash into the garden and a new DIY trellis for our Scarlet Runner Beans! Related PostsGrowing Pumpkins Vertically up a Nylon String Trellis at Future FarmsGrowing Vertically | Training Vines to Climb a Trellis | Grow Squash Vertically | Garden Quick TipsGROWING WINTER SQUASH UP A TRELLIS UPDATE 5-24-2012Melon netting – Growing Vertical Growing Squash Melons and Cucumbers up a nylon web trellisGrowing Vertical Growing Squash Melons and Cucumbers up a nylon web trellisGrowing Summer Squash Vertically

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  • Randy Johnson 4 years ago

    John please make a video growing Hubbard squash.
    A green thumb is the best thumb !  Thumbs up John !!!

  • misstresst 4 years ago

    I have no luck with squash,vine borers!

  • Chase Isley 4 years ago


  • derick stanz 4 years ago

    are the leaves supposed to be sorta droopy?

  • Simply Natural Homestead 4 years ago

    Cool, thanks. I'm going to try this. I don't like the idea of the wasted space of growing them on the ground, and the pumpkins getting funky on one side from the dirt.

  • Simply Natural Homestead 4 years ago

    LOL, I have this vision of someone in a movie wandering around under a pumpkin-vine growing along a tree branch, which suspenseful music plays and we all wonder if or when a pumpkin will drop on the unsuspecting person! 😉

    That's interesting that they got that big and were still hanging on. good to know, thanks!

  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 4 years ago

    Yes, feel free to show my video or refer to it. Just be sure to mention my name and web site. Thanks for checking.

  • The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener 4 years ago

    Hello John
    my name is Joey Baird my wife Holly and i have a weekly vegetable how to gardening show on YouTube called The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener the show is for the average gardener In next week's show we are showing how to plant winter squash by trellising you have a good video showing how well it works We would like to with your permission to refer our viewers to this video we would use you name in the show and have the link to this video on our web page thank you for you time

  • Lilly waters 4 years ago

    Hi, about the pumpkin- one year we had thrown an old O eve pumpkin guts into a horse poop pile to one side of our land (live in a forest area). The vines did go up a tree that was near by and we did end up having a pumpkin grow within the tree line. I would say that got to be about ten pounds before we decided to pull it down- out of worrying someone would get hit on the head by it(We also had to use a ladder to reach it).

  • wizardangel 4 years ago

    weird shapes from cross pollen from other squash types ,, I grew waterlopes last summer ,,plants too close and the bees wern't picky ,,still ate them though,was differnt !! so did ya eat em ??

  • stymye 4 years ago

    how many squash can you get per plant this way ?

  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 4 years ago

    Yes, that COULD happen. That being said, I didnt have any problems yet. What you would want to do is to make a sling (or hammock) with some pantyhose to support the squash. That being said, I grew bananna squash on a trellis and they were like 20-30# each.. with no added support. As the fruit grows slowly, so does the stem its attached to, and it gets stronger.

  • Simply Natural Homestead 4 years ago

    John, is there any risk of the squash getting so heavy that they break off the vine? Like, could a pumpkin be grown this way without falling off, or would I need to support it somehow? It seems like I've heard of people using old pantyhose to make hammocks to support large squash.

  • SPCkeith 4 years ago

    @growingyourgreens yup thats the stuff. I think im going to try tomato cages for my cucumbers and the road mesh for the squash. I'm glad I found this video I never knew you could do squash and stuff like this. thanks much mate. good luck to you this growing season.

  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 4 years ago

    yes, needed to train them and weave them thru the trellis.

  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 4 years ago

    is road mesh the same as what they put under concret before pouring a sidewalk? Then yes, it should.

  • SPCkeith 4 years ago

    how would this work with say road mesh? (super sized chicken wire.) I was setting up 6ft long sections with fence posts on the end for blackberries and such. do you think that would work too? I have limited flat space in my garden and butternuts always start to rot with heavy rains. thanks for any advice you can give me.

  • spraguefarm 4 years ago

    Hey nice work! Did you need to train the vines the whole way or did they climb and follow on their own?

    Thanks again! – Josh

  • Learn To Grow 4 years ago

    It is a wonderful feeling to be able to help others! I think you made a lot of people very happy as well as educating them 🙂 Have a great weekend! Misilla

  • Learn To Grow 4 years ago

    Thanks Chuck…we just gotta plant some more 🙂 Have a great weekend! Misilla

  • renagade12 4 years ago

    i agree… the great thing about gardening is the curiosity of my neighbors.. i love them asking me question and that gave me the opportunity to tell them about gmo etc.. and i gave them seeds and they give their seeds to other neighbors and now they all grow their own garden… its awesome
    when i have friends come over their like what is that! LOL

  • Fensterfarm Greenhouse 4 years ago

    Great video Misilla. I had my collards bolt early due to malnutrition. I pinched them back enough to get 2 harvests out of them but they began to taste bitter so I had to pull them.

  • Learn To Grow 4 years ago

    Thanks Donna 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Learn To Grow 4 years ago

    Thank you for the tip George and the compliment 🙂 Misilla

  • Learn To Grow 4 years ago

    Thanks, me too! So excited about the Scarlet runner beans…hope I have a good harvest so I can share the beautiful seeds 🙂

  • Learn To Grow 4 years ago

    Thank you 🙂

  • Learn To Grow 4 years ago

    Good morning Terry, Thank you so much for your nice comment 🙂 I hope you are having a great season as well! Have a great weekend! Misilla

  • G'Maw's Garden 4 years ago

    wow I really like your Mother's Day gift. that is such a nice trellis good for you! Your garden is great hun good job thnx so much for sharing

  • Betsy Shepardson 4 years ago

    Nice looking trellis! Adds so much to the beauty & hard work you've done.

  • renagade12 4 years ago

    They look great, can't wait to see how they do

  • George Gray 4 years ago

    Nice looking trellis and let the tomato plant flower it will be fine! Happy Gardening!

  • Rainbow Gardens 4 years ago

    Like the trellis..looks pretty in the garden. 🙂

  • Learn To Grow 4 years ago

    Thanks Roosevelt, I will leave them alone 🙂

  • MiWilderness 4 years ago

    Wow! You've got all kinds of stuff growing. That trellis looks real nice. I would let the tomato plant fruit, it looks a lot bigger than 7" in the video.