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Climbing vegetables are an easy way to bring a garden into an otherwise small space. These best climbing vegetables are not only easy to grow, making them perfect for beginner gardeners, but also leave you with plenty of garden space.

Best Climbing Vegetables

#1. Tomatoes

single stake tomatoes

Tomatoes are some of the most popular vegetables to grow, and there really is nothing more rewarding than picking off your very own homegrown tomatoes. There are many different climbing tomato varieties, but realistically, most tomatoes benefit greatly from a trellis or a cage. Read more about how to stake tomatoes for a great harvest!

#2. Chayotes

chayote tree

Also known as vegetable pear, chayotes are native to Latin America, specifically to southern Mexico and Guatemala. Chayotes are great vegetables to grow because the entire plant can be eaten including the leaves and stems which are often used to make soups, stews, and baby food. Read more about how to grow chayotes!

#3. Beans

beans in a pot

Pole beans, Indian beans, broad beans, long beans, and runner beans are all perfect examples of container gardening! They will grow quickly and easily and benefit greatly from a trellis! Read more about how to grow beans in pots!

#4. Peas

harvesting peas

Peas prefer cooler conditions, so be sure to plant them early on in the spring or in the fall. For those who live in warmer climates, you can even plant them in the winter! But one thing’s for sure, peas do love a good trellis, making them excellent container plants! Get more tips for growing peas!

#5. Cucumbers

vertical cucumbers

Cucumbers love climbing up, so be sure to set them up with a trellis! These fresh, crispy veggies are fairly easy to grow, and do wonders in pots or containers. Be sure to water regularly and give them plenty of sun! Read more about how to grow cucumbers vertically!

#6. Summer Squash

spaghetti squash plant

Summer squash includes zucchini, crookneck squash, and straight neck squash. All of theses squashes thrive well with a trellis, as long as you provide them with 6-7 hours of sunlight per day! Read more about how to grow squash!

#7. Melons

watermelon in pots

Varieties of melons such as cantaloupe and sugar baby are great for container growing and won’t take up too much space! Give them enough sun, and cut back on watering once melons reach a cricket ball size. Read more about how to grow melons in the garden!

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