Why does a climber need a support?
Most climbers need support to which their new growths can cling or twine around. Trained plants such as espalier or fan-shaped fruit trees depend on horizontal wires for support.
Climbers: Climbers are much advanced than creepers. Even climbers have a very weak stem but they can climb upon along with some support to grow and carry their weight. These types of plants use special structures called tendrils to climb on. Examples of climbers are pea plant, money plant, etc.
- Creeping plants or "creepers" are generally considered to be small, viny plants that grow close to the ground. They are sometimes called "procumbent," as well. But most creepers are smaller plants and are allowed simply to crawl on their bellies along the ground, thereby serving as ground covers.
- Climbing plants are plants which climb up trees and other tall objects. Many of them are vines whose stems twine round trees and branches. There are quite a number of other methods of climbing. The climbing habit has evolved many times. Bines, which twine their stems around a support.
- Aquatic plants are plants that have adapted to living in aquatic environments (saltwater or freshwater). They are also referred to as hydrophytes or macrophytes. Aquatic plants can only grow in water or in soil that is permanently saturated with water.
Creepers can't climb. They creep on the horizontal surface. Grapes are climbers. If you have visited a grape farm, that is a climber.
- The difference is that creepers spread horizontally along the soil. At the nodal regions - where leaves grow - they produce fibre-like roots arising from the base of the stem, which get fixed and grow further. Such weak stems in creepers are called prostrate stems. Climbers take the support of an object for climbing.
- Brinjal is a rather small plant that grows up to 1.5 m. Brinjal is classified as a herb because of its non-woody stem. Its simple leaves are oblong to oval, slightly lobed, with its underside a paler green than the upper surface. Its flowers sprout singly or in small clusters from the leaf axils.
- Most climbers need support to which their new growths can cling or twine around. Trained plants such as espalier or fan-shaped fruit trees depend on horizontal wires for support.
Remember that pumpkins are tender from planting to harvest. Control weeds with mulch. Do not overcultivate, or their very shallow roots may be damaged. Most small vine varieties can be trained up a trellis.
- Place the rinsed seeds on a dry paper towel. Make sure they are spaced out; otherwise, the seeds will stick to one another. Place in a cool dry spot for one week. Once the seeds are dry, store pumpkin seed for planting in an envelope.
- Sow in fertile, warm soil after danger of frost has passed. Give large-fruited pumpkins plenty of room to ramble. For improved drainage sow in mounds, or hills, of soil 12 inches in diameter, 6-8 inches tall. Sow 4-6 seeds in groups about 3 inches apart.
- If not, remove it. Ripening out of the patch- As previously mentioned, green and partially orange pumpkins ripen up with sunlight, warmth, and time. If the garden season is over, and the fruit is still green, follow these steps: Remove the pumpkins from the patch and wash off the dirt.
Updated: 2nd October 2019