Laurie - My aunt doesn't have much room either and she built a tepee type trellis over each plant and supported them while they grew. She picked the fruit when it was smaller (and in my opinion sweeter) so it didn't put too much stress on the vines.
My Aunt's theory is that anything that vines out can vine up. I like that but ?? if watermelons would work. I doubt it.
Keep looking for ways to garden in the space you have.
Funny, like people, all dogs don't like the same things. Luckily mine won't eat any of the raw vegetables from the garden, but she'll eat veggies if I put dip on them. :-) She sniffs my squash but doesn't eat them. Has anyone grown spaghetti squash before, and is it typical for a plant to grow 20 feet long? Mine has branched out in all directions and climbed over a tomato plant and a planter of flowers! I've got about 5 squash growing on it now. I didn't expect it to get this big, but it's fun to watch it grow. -Cindy
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We have 3 labs and my compost pile is open and 2 of them seem to love cantaloupe and watermelon rinds. Tanner, our yellow lab, goes in and gets watermelon rinds and goes in the grass and nibbles any red off then goes back for more. Some one was here one day and thought I shouldn't let them do that because it was not good for them. I think if they like it let them have it.
We put in a raised garden this year. It's not real big since we just bought the house and it's our first garden. Hubby wanted to grow butternut squash so I planted four plants. I noticed that we had A LOT of squash growing (about 15). Some started to rot but I still had around 10 squashes. They aren't big but I was excited since last year we tried planting squash and got some nice vines but no fruits.
All of a sudden my squash started to disappear. I found mostly eaten squash in the garden and a seed in the dog's water dish. I actually caught him eating one. Now I'm down to about three squashes and trying to figure out how to fence off the garden. It's the only way I can think to keep the dog from getting in the garden. He won't touch the herbs, cukes or peppers.
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