Growing fruits and vegetables vertically can be done with even the heaviest harvest. These Winter Melons were seeded back in May and are so large that each one has to be hung with extra strong ropes from the trellis system. This photo was taken at Epcot Center in Florida.
The U-Gro Hydroponic Garden System to allow you to grow your own veggies, strawberries, herbs, and flowers in a very small space. It is great for growing bush beans, basil, swiss chard, spinach, leafy greens and other plants. http://ugrogarden.com
Garden Row Snip-n-Drip Soaker System lets you create a convenient watering system for your vegetable garden. No special tools required — just use scissors to cut the hoses to the sizes you need. Snap the fittings in place and you're ready to water.
Is your backyard tight on garden space and a bit too sunny? Try this incredibly clever and simply gorgeous solution: Build an arbor or trellis for your vine crops, and let them provide you with shade as they spread across the frame, producing flowers, grapes, cucumbers, melons, squash and gourds that hang overhead -- to stunning effect.
A better way to grow strawberries and other hanging fruits and berries is to use growing boxes or tubes elevated off of the ground. You can even grow them at waist or chest level for easier growing, tending and picking. No more rotting caused by laying upon the ground while developing!
To prevent the larvae of the cabbage worms from burrowing into heads of cabbage, cover each head with a nylon stocking, and leave it on until harvest time. This method typifies good organic gardening pest control – rather than fight pests after they appear on your vegetables, take preventative measures to stop them from getting near your vegetables in the first place.