Keeping squash from getting out of control by using an upside down tomato cage

Squash (or zucchini) trained upward using a circular tomato cage- perfect for use in square foot gardening http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/sqfoot/msg0310241914233.html

Whether its yellow crookneck or zucchini, its only got a 2 x 2 space alotted to grow in if it wants to grow in my garden. Upside down tomato cages are used to keep the leaves from sprawling out everywhere, which is quite effective - at least in my experience. Daily attention is needed to make this happen though, as the leaves must be kept inside the hoops as it continues to grow upward.

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Be done with tomato cages forever! This simple DIY tomato planter will last year after year and you won't have to store old cages or buy more as they break.

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Growing squash and zucchini plants vertically. I might just have to try this next year- i wonder if it would cut back on squash bugs....

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Since in our growing zone both broccoli and cauliflower come to head in the hot weather, we tie up the plants to shade the central stalk. This results in firmer, denser heads.

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By pruning and staking zucchini, you can grow them in significantly less space, with no loss of productivity. Here’s how it works. - Plant a 4′ stake in the ground right next to your zucchini. It’s best to do this at the time you plant the seeds, so you don’t risk damaging the roots. - As the zucchini grows and produces fruit, cut off all leaves between the fruit and the ground. When it gets long enough, tie the vine to the stake.

This could be a great idea! How To Build a Squash Arch

use old tomato cages, for peonies.

Growing tomatoes is easy if you have the right support. This super-sturdy tomato tower will give your plants the support they need to grow big, delicious tomatoes. The directions are simple and straightforward. Stronger than store-bought tomato cages, this tower is also taller than your average tomato cage, giving your nightshades the chance to reach their highest potential..