Cucumbers and squash will both climb if given the opportunity. These vigorous plants benefit from a vertical habit. The vegetables won’t rot like they often do on the ground and the plants will receive more even light. Small melons are another great candidate for vertical gardening. At zazu we are growing Charentais melons, which are the French version of a cantalope, except that they are smaller and sweeter. Melons require 60-90 days of warm weather to ripen, so I’m really hoping for another heat wave.