All content found on this website is copyrighted materials and any form of reproduction is strictly prohibited. The problem with growing cucumbers on the ground is that, once the plants start to get really large, they take up a lot of space.

🙂. Essentially, square foot gardening type of idea? And, when left to sprawl, cucumber vines can quickly take over the garden! You said they grow nice and straight up the trellis, so would 4 plants be okay?

I started growing cucumbers on a trellis in my garden several years ago, and I’ve never looked back. LOL!

Not only does it save you tons of space in the garden, there are lots of wonderful benefits to trellising cucumbers.

Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. There are a lot of diseases that can infect cucumbers: mosaic disease, downy or powder mildew, bacterial leaf spot to name a few. However, I find that it just looks ugly, and doesn’t effect the fruit production on mine. Vining varieties of cucumbers are climbing plants that grow a trellis, and bush cucumber varieties are not.. I would make the holes at least 4″ so the cucumbers won’t get stuck in there as they grow. If they aren’t getting enough light, then yes. Using a tall trellis to grow cucumbers vertically. It can be cut, left outside as it doesn’t rust. The seed packet or plant tag should tell you what type it is. Generally speaking, there are two types of cucumber plants: bush varieties and vining varieties. They take old rags or shirts and make a hammock for the watermelon when they get large so they can mature completley. To make harvesting much easier, try using an a-frame style trellis so that the cucumbers will hang down.

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