If you are looking for some additional space to plant your vegetables, look no further than your chain link fence. Chain link fences provide great support for vegetables with climbing vines. You also get wonderful foliage that beautifies your fence and increases privacy as a bonus. There are a number of vegetables you can plant on the fence. Here are the top three low-maintenance vegetables you can easily grow on your fence.
Don't go and spend extra money on buying stakes for your tomato plants. Plant tomatoes on the fence and enjoy the savings. A chain link fence will support the heaviest of tomatoes so you don't have to worry about its structural integrity. The fence also safeguards the tomatoes against insects and soil-borne diseases . For a large yield, plant the tomatoes in the part of the fence that gets the most sunlight. Tie the plant branches to the fence using regular household materials like pieces of cloth or yarn. To help the plant flourish, keep cutting the sucker vines, the ones that grow next to the flowering ones. If you can only use one side of the fence, weave the vines through the hole to your side of the fence so that you have access to all of the tomatoes.
Pole Green Beans
If you want to cover up an unsightly fence that has rusted over, the pole variety of green beans are your best bet. Many pole bean varieties despise artificial supports like plastic and galvanized metal but thrive on rusted metal. The fence will protect the plant from powdery mildew that's common to beans grown on the ground. The pole bean vines grow tall, providing you with ample privacy. The vines also spread fast and have a long harvest season. Plant in full sun to encourage fast growth. The plant will keep producing beans if you frequently harvest it.
The cucumber plant in an excellent climber and is perfectly suited to be planted along the fence. Cucumber vines are so strong, you don't need to tie them to the fence. They quickly attach to the fence. Frequently water the plant throughout the summer. A wilting, dry vine is at high risk from cucumber beetles that look a bit like yellow ladybugs. If you see a cucumber beetle, just cut out the vines affected and keep the soil moist. Keep harvesting the cucumbers every 2 to 3 days to help the plant produce more.
A chain link fence can be your garden's best friend. Planting vegetables on the fence saves you money and enhances the look of your fence. For more information, talk to a professional like Isaac Fence & Masonry.