1-2-3 Done!™ Cucumber Trellis
Cucumbers are a warm season crop that thrive during the warm summer months. They need plenty of sunshine and water. Plants are frost-tender so that they should be set in the garden about two weeks after the last frost date in your area.
plants grow in two forms: vining and bush. Vines scramble along the ground or clamber up trellises, while bush types stay compact. Generally, vining cucumbers yield more fruit throughout the growing season.
Vining cucumber varieties such as ‘Lemon' and ‘Burpless Hybrid' need the support of stakes or cages to hold plants off the ground. The vines have little tendrils that help the climb up a wire cage or trellis. Staking cucumbers makes it easier to harvest and keeps the fruits clean.
At the Moss Mountain Farm Garden Home I like to support my cucumbers on a trellis arch. It's as easy to put together as one-two-three.
Form an arch with a piece of concrete reinforcing wire. The highest point of the arch needs to be three feet above the ground. Secure the wire to the soil with u-shaped pins. Plant your cucumbers one foot apart along the base of the arch on one side.
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