squash takes up space in a garden. I don't have much space. I found a metal compost box on e-bay for 39 euro. I thought I could put a bed of pumpkins and squash in here and let it climb all over the sides and out and over this box. Perhaps it will work? I'll let you know. I of course need to make sure the raised bed I plant the squash in is very rich in compost so the plants get enough food.