Country Lore: Vertical Gardening

Tipi-style cones made from long poles provide an excellent platform for vertical gardening.

| April/May 2009

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    A New York couple uses these tipi frames as a simple yet effective way of vertical gardening.
    PHOTO: DAG AND DAWN HARALDSON

  • vertical gardening

My husband and I leaned large poles against each other tipi-style, then bound them at the top with natural jute twine, to do some vertical gardening within our garden.

We made three tipis and grew birdhouse gourds on one, cucumbers on another, and pole beans on the third. I trained them to work up the poles by using the twine and gently wrapping the new growth to the poles.

Dag and Dawn Haraldson
Westhampton Beach, NY






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