Zucchini, Crook-Neck, Butternut, Acorn – squashes are one of the most prolific producers of any garden, but they sure take up a lot of space. With huge leaves and a sprawling growth pattern, most squashes can quickly take over your limited garden space. Not to worry, we know a special kind of squash that will grow up, not out, which is a key principle of small space gardening. Learn all about it in this short video:Save garden space by growing this prolific low maintenance climbing squash #weekendfarmer Click To Tweet
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Brian Clapp, WeekendFarmer.com Here are Weekend Farmer we fully understand the problem we all endure – getting the most out of limited growing space. We call this concept small space gardening, and it’s something we focus on a great deal here.
One of the key principles of this technique is using plants that grow vertically instead of horizontally. We are always on the hunt for plants that will grow up rather than grow out, the reason for this is because if somehting grows tall it doesn’t take up as much space in your garden as compared to something that spreads out and grows wide.
For example, we really like squash in our house – zucchini, crook-neck, butternut, acorn – but the downside is, squash plants spread out really wide, have huge leaves and take up a great deal of space.
Well, we found a solution to this small space gardening problem – there is a squash called Trombone Squash (or it’s also called a Rampicante Squash or Trombocino Squash) which climbs! It will climb fences, trellises and grow to higher heights – taking up less space in your garden. Not only that, but it’s a heartier vegetable than a zucchini or crook-neck squash, so when you cook it it holds up better, and has a meatier heartier flavor!
We are growing the squash like crazy this year and are having great results. We will continue to search for plants that grow up, not out, so you can get the most out of your small space gardening!