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UPWARDS AND ONWARDS: vertical veggie growing

Saving space is not the only reason for growing veggies vertically. Veggies twining up obelisks, tumbling over archways, vining up a tepee or acting as a green screen beautify a veggie garden while also making it more productive.

Veggies grown upwards are generally healthier, and less susceptible to fungal disease because the leaves dry off quickly after watering and there is better air circulation.

Going vertical is an effective alternative way to grow pumpkins, squashes, watermelons and other melons that take up so much

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