The difference this year is that they are growing vertically instead of sprawling all over the place. 18-05-2013, 10:46 AM. Courgettes have a … Six plants was really a bit daft. Courgettes: zuchini, tondo chiaro, taxi Squash - winter dumpling Oh and I have a melon as well. A couple of days ago I “met ” Pam in a gardening Facebook group and she shared her experience growing zucchini vertically. Plant the "vine" varieties of plants when applicable. It started with six then went to five last year and is four this year. Pam planted her zucchini and immediately “planted” a strong stake (like the ones you use for tomatoes) next to her zucchini plant. Came across many people who said it couldn't be done, then many others who said it could and had actually been doing it - successfully - for years. This year I am growing them in doubled up growbags near to the house on my patio – so far no slugs have been seen. This is an image of her zucchini plants staked up: they are beautiful! Growing the zucchini vertically conserves space and also keeps the plants healthy by encouraging circulation and sun exposure. With optimal growing conditions, the plants can spill over onto garden paths. Close spacing is fine but there are limits. I do twice daily patrols now the fruits are developing. Courgettes are a staple of vegetable gardens all across the country and is sometime known as zucchini or summer squash. Growing squashes and courgettes vertically? Growing these wandering vines vertically will help to save space in my patch, but the main reason I’m … If you are growing beans, cucumbers, squash or beans, be sure to plant the vine variety, which will climb vertically, instead of the bush variety. How to train organic zucchini/courgettes Like most cucurbits, organic zucchini and squash vines can be trained to grow vertically instead of along the ground. Growing zucchini vertically can be the perfect solution for saving space and more. Feed your courgettes over the growing season with vegetable food and water regularly. I am growing the following squash and courgettes and wondered if any of them were suitable for trying to grow vertically? I've been on a seemingly endless search and still come up with nothing concrete about how to grow a zucchini plant - bush variety (Black Beauty to be precise) vertically. In previous years I always tried to get as many courgettes as possible in a single polytunnel bed. Follow our full guide below to a bumper crop of homegrown courgettes. If you are growing vertical vegetables in containers, be prepared to water the containers daily. On another note in the Guardian yesterday they recommended sowing a second run of courgettes this week, something I have never done before but will give a try this year. Hello all! Zucchini plants typically are bushes that sprawl out to four or more feet: some varieties have vining tendencies utilizing a larger garden space.