Training Vining Plants And Tomatoes Up String Frames...
In response to requests for pictures and more information in FeralLib's most recent gardening post, I've posted a bunch of pics to my place. You can find them HERE.
Every vining plant that you can grow vertically will save you at least a square yard, of space that you can use to plant something else, AND you're simplifying the process of caring for those plants. Squash Beetles are VERY easy to catch and kill, and you don't have to worry about treading on foliage to harvest. No ground rot, no missing that one Cuke that goes to seed, and ends the vine's setting fruit early.
Each 10' x 5' tall frame will cost less than $10. 1/2" x 10' thinwall conduit is ~2.50 per piece. Each elbow costs about the same as the conduit for some reason.
More information on this method can be found at http://www.squarefootgardening.com .