Yes, they can be trellised. It must be a very strong trellis and you will need
to make shelves or slings to support the fruit. The downside is that the
vines will not be able to root, making the whole plant more vulnerable to total
loss if the main stem is damaged by borers.
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
you could try what i've been doing the last couple of years: grow your
squash babies in boxes on your deck (patio, terrace, etc) and let the vines
drop over the side. as the fruit starts developing, cover them, carefully,
with pieces of cut-off panty hose (knee to toe parts) and then the squash
will not fall upon your heads as it ripens.
really!!! it works...for melons, too!
No real advice for you, just a "me too" here. I planted 6 pumpkins in
one 8x6' bed and had no idea they'd all survive and thrive. Now they're
taking over the garden! They're grabbing hold of the sunflowers and
cornstalks, which is okay, but on the other side they've invaded the
pole beans and are working their way over to the watermelons and
artichokes. Yikes!! Heck, I'm just gonna let 'em go and sort of
"redirect" them if I don't like the direction they head off in.. ;^)
Such fun, I just LOVE this time of year!
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