8 Climbing Green Vegetables that Are Vines

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Do you know about the list of Green Vegetables that Are Vines? If not, then keep on reading to learn about the best ones!

This list is rare and unique because you must have come across veggies that grow on vines, but do you know about leafy green vegetables that are vines? Planting these will help you to produce more vertically, which is good if you’re a limited-space gardener.

Leafy Green Vegetables that Are Vines

1. Malabar Spinach


Botanical Name: Basella alba

The glossy, heart-shaped leaves of malabar spinach thrive in warm climates. To give this vegetable perfect soil, mix in about 20% aged manure or compost and find a sunny spot to grow it.

You can start by growing it in 12-14 inches pots or seed starter trays indoors.

2. Nasturtium

Climbing Green Vegetables that Are Vines

Botanical Name: Tropaeolum

The edible flowers of Nasturtium add amazing color to your vegetable garden and to your salads as well. You can easily grow it from seeds as long as you choose a spot that provides full sunlight.

3. Amaranth Greens

Botanical Name: Amaranthus spp.

Pick a garden site that allows good drainage and air circulation if you want perfectly thriving amaranth greens. This plant has a normal water routine and won’t require more than an inch of water per week.

Amaranth has longer roots and, therefore, needs a 12-14 inches container.

4. Peas

Climbing Green Vegetables trellis

Botanical Name: Pisum sativum

Peas are cherished for their delicate tendrils and sweet, plump pods. Plant in early spring and provide support for climbing varieties. For containers, go for Green Arrow and Maestro.

You can also try young pea shoots and leaves! Cook them in olive oil and add to salads (you can also eat them raw). They also taste great in stir-fries.

5. Figleaf Gourd

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Botanical Name: Cucurbita ficifolia

This one is suitable for subtropical and tropical climates, but you can also grow it as an annual in cooler temperate regions.

You can also consume its leaves—just ensure to pick the tender ones and sauté them properly to take away the bitterness. They are great for salads.

6. Bottle Gourd

Climbing Vines of Green Vegetables

Botanical Name: Lagenaria siceraria

These plants feature large, lobed leaves and sprawling vines that will require ample space so that they can spread out. Plant bottle gourd in rich, well-drained soil and provide consistent moisture for optimal growth.

7. String Beans

Climbing the Green Vegetable Vines

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

A staple in many home gardens, string beans grow best in fertile, well-drained soil.  Compact bush varieties of string beans are ideal for container gardening on patios or balconies.

A pot with a diameter of at least 10-12 inches and a similar depth will provide ample space for your beans to grow.

8. Malabar Cucumber

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Botanical Name: Cucumis anguria

Despite its name, it is not a true cucumber but rather a member of the gourd family, which is available year-round, with a peak season in the summer. Plant malabar cucumber in rich, loamy soil and provide a trellis or support for climbing.

Some Quick Growing Tips For You

  • Climbing vegetables requires at least 5 to 6 hours of direct sunlight exposure. This promotes better growth and faster development.
  • Prefer a soil that has moisture-retaining properties, yet can drain away excess water. Add compost to the soil to improve its fertility and drainage.
  • When it comes to watering, ensure that the soil remains consistently moist, but be careful not to overwater the plants. Moisten when the topsoil goes a bit dry.

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