Types of Plants that Thrive in Vertical Vegetable Gardens

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Now that you know how to build a vertical garden, what exactly should you plant in it? The vegetables listed below are great candidates for any space-saving garden regardless of if it is a raised bed, in-ground, hanging, or container garden.

Simply plant seeds or seedlings as usual, but remember to install the support at the time of planting.

Attempting to install the support system at a later time will be much more difficult, and more than likely cause damage to the plants root system and vines. (I unfortunately learned this the hard way!)

Climbing Plants:
• Cucumber
• Squash (Acorn or Butternut)
• Tomato
• Green Beans
• Peas
• Lima Beans

Each of these will need support system such as trellis or frame to climb upward.

Non-Climbing Plants:
• Peppers
• Lettuce
• Radishes
• Onions
• Eggplant
• Potato (Regular or Sweet Potato in a container)
• Parsley
• Herbs These do not need a support system, but can be included in any vertical garden.