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We're going to do something very similar to this in between our raised beds to grow pea plants on this summer. It will be like a living tunnel for the kids to play in.
Vertical growing allows almost any gardener to find a space for melons. There are many advantages of going vertical with your melon vines. Space is the most obvious. What may have engulfed a 10 to 20 foot wide swath through the garden can be trellised to take up no more than a 3 foot wide "footprint" of garden space.
Square Foot Garden: Everyone with 6 square feet of space can create a raised garden bed. Mine is 4x8 ft, and has provided me with several zuchinni, eggplant, mini-peppers, and herbs such as basil and mint! So peaceful to look at and so satisfying to grow your own food.