Just wanted to share a few pictures and a quick update on growing my zucchini vertically. I have to admit that it has been tougher than I thought to grow zucchini vertically. With that said, once you get them started it gets much easier. What I have done is tied the main stalk of the plant to a wooden garden stake with a piece of garden string. I have tied it every couple of inches. I also have cut off all leaves that are below the growing fruit. This way the leaves are at the top of the stalk and the zucchini are hanging below them.
My plants are still growing and still have quite a bit of growing to do. I would say that this method has been a success though as my plants have been producing like crazy. It is also nice that the zucchini are staying off the ground because this keeps them out of the mouths of critters.
One word of warning, be careful when you are removing the leaves because they have these prickly hairs on them (similar to some cacti) and they really irritate your skin. I suggest wearing gloves. Thanks for reading and happy gardening!
Have you grown anything vertically this year? Have you ever grown zucchini vertically?