Food on vines on nets on walls
I have a largish, flat back yard in Oakland CA (cool but mild, wet winters and dry summers) that is completely surrounded by a rather unattractive seven foot solid plank fence. Parts of the east-facing and north-facing fences are significantly shaded by trees in neighboring yards.
I have a fantasy of using much if not all of that fence as a place to grow climbing vines that provide attractive foliage and food. I am writing for advice and suggestions about such vines.
I come to gardening late in life and am an enthusiastic but relatively ignorant gardener. If I am really to plant all this footage of fence, it would have to be with plants that are reasonably pest-resistant and not too fussy.
Can folks suggest fruits and vegetables that you think could do well on, say, nets hung on these fences? I would also very much welcome practical advice on where to buy plants, choosing between plants and seeds, plants that can still be planted this year, and the like.
Any suggestions or pointers you could offer would be greatly appreciated.