Authors as Published

Katie Settlage, Professional Writing Major, Virginia Tech; Alex Hessler, Sustainable Food Systems Director and Instructor, Horticulture, Virginia Tech Reviewed by: Lisa T. Sanderson, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener State Coordinator; Michael A. Andruczyk, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension, City of Chesapeake

Cover, Vertical Gardening Using Trellises, Stakes, and Cages

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Vertical gardening is the practice of “gardening up,” in which a variety of structures are used to elevate plant growth to take advantage of vertical space. Vertical gardening is well-suited to urban areas where space is limited and gardeners are interested in using space most efficiently. Balconies, decks, patios, windowsills, fence lines, and backyard gardens are excellent places to practice vertical gardening. This publication will describe the use of vertical gardening techniques to get the most out of growing vegetables and other plants in these small spaces.

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Publication Date

June 17, 2020