• Michael Sisko

Garbage Garden


Welcome to my Garbage Garden documentation!
So its week 2 and I've begun building the lattice out of scrap wood I had left over from making frames in my sculpture class. This micro greens are growing rapidly in their old plastic spinnach box. The royal flowers are growing slowly, and the lavender had shown no signs of growth in the hotdog cut water bottles so I transferred them to the hamburger cut bottles. I also started soaking some lavender seeds to see if that will promote their growth.
Below is some research I looked up on vine grown plants and vegetables.

Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower, Maypop)

There are over 400 varieties of passionflower, most of which are tender tropical evergreens. Passiflora incarnata is a deciduous species that can actually survive a bit of freezing temperature. In fact, it is native to the southeast U.S. It's semi-woody, with large serrated leaves. It clings to supports with tendrils. Maypop is prized for its complex and exotic looking flowers. Purple and white flowers15 - 20' (USDA Hardiness Zones 7+, Can be overwintered indoors)

copied from http://gardening.about.com/od/gardendesign/tp/Vines_Climbers.htm

Roses

Roses are a fabulous way to create a wall of color and fragrance. They are useful for herbal healing, for color, and for privacy. Remember that growing rose vines will require a bit more tending, so ask for local/hardy varieties at your garden center.

I have had the best luck growing the tried and true varieties that the other local neighbors have grown. Take a drive and ask your neighbors that have roses growing well, if they will share their secrets.

Tomatoes

Indeterminate tomatoes (those that continue to grow throughout the growing season) vine to heights of 6 feet or more, depending on the cultivar and the growing conditions. Metal or wooden cages provide support for the growing plant and maturing fruit. Some prefer to provide a fence or stakes for support and tie the growing vines to the supports with soft cloth or plant ties. Tomatoes do not produce tendrils and do not cling to a trellis.

Peas

Peas grow rapidly and produce tendrils making them suitable for upright fences. Common fence materials used by gardeners consist of chicken wire, chain linked fence, plastic garden fence or hardware wire. Erected 2 to 4 inches from the base of the plants, these fences provide support for the plants and make harvesting quick and easy as the pods hang down in plain view.

Cucumbers

Cucumbers grow on long vines that contain tendrils making them ideal for wire structures like hardware wire or chicken wire. Although the trellis can be positioned in an upright position, many gardeners prefer a teepee or dome shape to the trellis. Others prefer a cylinder made from hardware wire that sets over the cucumber plant. Vines grow up the inside of the wire and down the outside.

copied from http://www.gardenguides.com/99903-vegetables-grow-vines.html


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