We've growing vertically in our community garden plot. It takes to much space to grow squash on the ground. The winter squash & melons vine nicely. Pantyhose makes the perfect sling to support the weight of the growing squash or melons on the trellis. I'm going to use tomato cages for the zucchini this year. They are two prickly to tie up easily. Plus they are a bit brittle.