View Full Version : Vine plant spacing for vertical growth?

04-22-2009, 04:28 PM
So I got all excited about my zucchini and cucumber seedlings and went out to put them in, only to realize that I don't know how far apart to plant them when growing them up a trellis. Is there a general rule here? I know that one plant can often take over a whole 4x4 bed or more when growing over the ground, but what about when it's going up? And how far away should other plants be from them?

04-22-2009, 08:06 PM
I plant mine 2 per SF when trellising them. They all grow together but who cares.

04-22-2009, 08:07 PM
For trellis plants I space about 6" apart. Zucchini is not a trellis plant and will need 3 sq ft of space when fully mature. You can plant lots of things that can be harvested in the space around the zucchini and harvest them before it takes over. I plant things such as lettuce, radish etc in that space. By the time the zucchini is fully grown, you will have plenty to eat. Kim

04-22-2009, 09:58 PM
Thanks, guys, you've helped me out big time!

04-23-2009, 04:00 PM
Make sure that where ever you are installing the trellis that it won't cast a shadow on the rest of your plantings.