Guten Tag! I am finishing up a wooden lattice that I built to enclose
our front porch. I used 1" by 2" wood pieces, which are spaced about
9" apart. The lattice starts about 3' above ground level (the height
of our front porch) and continues to about 10' up. (about 7' total of
lattice) Last year I had one section finished in time to tie up a
tomato. Previously, I have only really grown things on the ground.
I am wondering if anyone out there has any suggestions for vegetables
that do a good job of climbing and hanging on to trellises. I have 3
separate sections of trellis:
1) South side - around 8' wide - gets a decent amount of morning and
afternoon light, with some filtered light from about 2-5 pm in Summer,
from a maple tree on the other side of the alley
2) West side (front) - ~ 17' wide - faces the street, with no shade
from trees, but only gets indirect light through Noon. Gets direct
light from about Noon through 9pm.
3) North side - ~ 8' wide - gets indirect light through the day, but is
shaded from direct sunlight by the 2 story house and front porch,
except for a bit of direct sunlight from perhaps 5 to 7 pm.
I live in zone 5b or 6a, and we get just over 3 feet of rain per year,
on average. (38 inches)
Our back yard is very limited in size, and is the only place for our
kids to play, so I am very limited in where I can grow vegetables. I
built the trellis so that I could make use of some vertical space.
I am especially interested in:
some small fruited squash
exotic vining fruits?
I am really limited to things that will grow in a year, because we will
probably only be in this house this year and next year. As such,
grapes are probably out. However, I would be interested in any sort of
vining fruit that would do well on a trellis. Thanks!