How to Build a Squash Arch
“Squash is a bully in the garden, and it will take over if you don’t control it. I used to grow my squash on the ground, and train the vines to stay in a neat row (well, as neat as squash can be). Not anymore, now the squash in my garden grows vertically. I built a squash arch to tame my squash, and now I have a wonderful piece of architecture in my garden too.”
Whether you’re looking to save space in your garden or just wanting to add a focal point, squash arches are gonna be your friend. These vertical arches make it easier to harvest your crop, reduce back strain, keep your squashes off the ground and away from some pests, and provide some shade in your garden. I’m going to plant lettuce and spinach in the shade provided by my squash arch.