Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vertical Gardening - Aerial Pumpkins

I mentioned in my pumpkin soup post that this summer I had rogue pumpkins everywhere: here's the photo to prove it.
Pumpkins growing in a stand of silver birches

The vines made their way into my silver birch 'wood' and set fruit that I've called my aerial pumpkins. Actually, I think the real variety is a hybridised version of a Queensland Blue.

If nothing else, this shows you don't always need vast expanses of ground available to grow vine type vegetables, there are a lot that can be grown vertically, too. 

Food for thought!