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I have a space behind my box where I put weed cloth over the grass. I am putting some of my container plants there, and I was thinking about letting some of my vining plants spill over onto instead of trellising. I was mostly thinking the zucchini, but I am also growing watermelon and cucumber. I have a trellis for the watermelon and cucumber, but now that I have that space, I might buy some larger watermelon type, or expand the number of zucchini. Is there any disadvantage to letting them grow on the ground?
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- they could get stepped on
- they could rot on the bottom side
- the grass can swallow them up
That being said, I do it all the time! I have the space and am not diligent about training vines up trellises. I'm just careful not to repeat the above mistakes I've made!
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