GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Your parents and grandparents may have had big gardens in the backyard, but if you live in an apartment or a smaller home, you may not have the space.

You can still have a garden, and Taylor Jones, a Horticulture Agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension visited the FOX8 Studios this morning to tell us about vertical gardening.

Benefits of vertical gardening:

  • Maximum use of space
  • Foliage and fruit off the ground
  • Pest problems noticed sooner
  • More leaf surface exposed to the sun
  • Easier on your back

Best plants for vertical gardening:

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumbers & Squash
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Melons

You can reach Taylor Jones at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension in Greensboro, and you can go to for more information.