by Karen Bates
(last updated August 28, 2015)
Growing a vegetable garden is a great way to have fresh vegetables that you can harvest yourself. Caring for a garden can be rewarding as well as fun, and the end result can be a delicious selection of fruits and vegetables for you and your family to enjoy.
When it comes to setting up your garden, there are several things that you must take into account as a gardener. One of the most vital things to consider is your space. Before you plant anything, you will need to measure the area where you will be planting and find out how much room each plant will need in this space. Some plants take up very little space in the garden, while others practically take over the entire area.
Most gardeners know that zucchini is a plant that can take up a lot of garden space. Although zucchini plants produce a delicious and versatile vegetable, you might become overwhelmed with how quickly these plants can become gigantic. You may be especially shocked if you plant more than one zucchini plant. If left uncontrolled, the zucchini plants in your garden can take over quite quickly.
One answer to this problem is to use a trellis to guide the zucchini plant. To do this, situate a trellis behind the zucchini plant in your garden. Make sure the trellis is secured and sturdy. As the zucchini plant grows, you will need to tie the vines to the trellis so they grow upwards. Although this may require a little extra work from you, it will ensure that you save more space in your garden area. In most cases, zucchini plants do just find growing in this way. To secure the trellis, you can lean it up against a fence or the side of your home for extra stability.
When selecting a trellis for growing your zucchini, you will have a few options. Some trellises are made of wood, while others consist of metal or other materials. Choose the type of design that will fit with the rest of your garden's overall look for the best results. Of course, whatever kind you choose, it will soon be covered in leaves and vines and may not be very visible.
Don't give up the idea of growing zucchini if you don't have a lot of garden space; there are methods you can use to help keep this plant in check.
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