Need help picking a vine.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by porkchop48, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Malta, OH
    I have a trellis right outside of my sliding glass door leading off the porch.

    I want to plant something in the spring that will actually use it.
    Here is what I was hoping for - a flowing vine that will bloom almost all summer or atleast quite a bit and I would really like one that will come back every year.

    OR - I would like to grow something functionable on it. Some kind of vining fruit/ veggie. Of course it would be nice if it came back every year but I will not push my luck.

    It is a very sunny location with well drained soil.

    Any suggestions?

  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    I like hops.Morning glory are pretty annual . I have also grown clematis and grapes. I am going to try goji berry next. I have also done cucumbers and various gourds and jelly melon.
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Songster

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    Jasmine is very pretty, and comes in different colors
    and is a perrenial.
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Quote:Morning Glory can come back, but it's not reliable TO come back. I have had it happen only once, and it's my favourite annual vine.

    Scarlet Runner is an annual, but it grows so fast and is so easy to start up, it would be worth it to do every year. I do it. It covers my entire deck.
  5. cravenchx

    cravenchx Songster

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    Here in NC morning glory is considered a WEED!

  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Quote:Yeah, it can really take over if frost doesn't hit it! [​IMG]
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I really like Honey Suckle, and that is a perennial.

    Oh and I also have kiwi vines that are gorgeous. Hmm.. I am really into vines [​IMG]

    I'm thinking ones that are easy for you to start by seed... I had a black eyed Susan vine that was really pretty, although it did not grow as fast as I'd hoped. Nasturtium was one of my favourites. This bloomed ALL SPRING/SUMMER/FALL. I started it really early. Started blooming inside in March and didn't stop blooming until November. The chickens love to eat the flowers if you throw them out to them as well. The flowers are edible for humans and animals. They make your salads really pretty.

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  8. canesisters

    canesisters Songster

    Aug 18, 2011
    I planted some 'yellow pear' tomatos in big pots next to my back deck this past summer. I'm not much of a fan of cherry tomatos but I liked the name and figured what the heck. They grew out the top of their cages, up to the roof of the deck (about 10 feet high) - then, without anymore support, they looped back down into themselves and came out the bottom and took off across the yard. They must've gotten 25' at the ends of the longest vines!!!!!!!!!! I'd NEVER heard of such a thing. And not only were they still covered in TONS of little yellow pear shaped 'maters but they still had blooms when the first HARD frost got them (late October). They were thick and green all summer with loads of bright yellow fruit.
    Like I said, I'm not a fan of the taste - but I'm planning to plant them in a couple of places this summer just to enjoy how pretty they were.
  9. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

    Jun 5, 2011
    baxter Tn
    Passion flower, look up what you can use it for. The fruit tastes good, chickens love it as well.

  10. popsicle

    popsicle Songster

    I vote for grapes--useful, beautiful and fast growing once established. There is also lots of available information about cultivation online.

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