Views: 321, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
Grow Your Cucumbers Vertically and Save Space.

By Newyorkrita
April 12, 2014

If you are short on space in your vegetable garden, as I am, then up is the way to go!

[View the item] Give a thumbs up


Hockeyrabbit
Apr 12, 2014 4:32 AM CST
Hi-

I was just wondering if you use some type of netting and stakes? High high is the trellis structure? My uncle grew his last year on his pool fence, while it wasn't the most attractive sight, he had an amazing yield and they were easy to pick!

JC
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
Image
Newyorkrita
Apr 12, 2014 10:18 AM CST
Hockeyrabbit said:Hi-

I was just wondering if you use some type of netting and stakes? High high is the trellis structure? My uncle grew his last year on his pool fence, while it wasn't the most attractive sight, he had an amazing yield and they were easy to pick!

JC


I have netting on my 7 foot coated metal fence posts. One foot goes in ground so they end up being 6 feet high. But you can do any height that works for you.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
Image
Natalie
Apr 13, 2014 11:17 PM CST
Rita, what kind of netting did you use? I tried growing mine on a wire fence last year because of your suggestion, and the plants refused to climb! Hilarious! I want to try it again this year, but the netting sounds like it would be very helpful. I have some bird netting. Do you think that would work if I attached it to the fence with some zip ties?
Natalie
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
Image
Newyorkrita
Apr 14, 2014 9:24 AM CST
No, bird netting is too small of squares and not strong enough. They sell trellis netting at garden supply stores or on line. It is usually 5 or 6 inch squares and made of some sort of string stuff.

The cukes will climb. It just takes them awhile to get going.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
Image
Natalie
Apr 14, 2014 11:10 AM CST
Thanks Rita. I think the wire fencing I have is 2X4 inch, and figured that it would work, but they wouldn't climb that. So, I'll look for the netting.
Natalie
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
Image
Newyorkrita
Apr 14, 2014 1:27 PM CST
Natalie,. it should work just fine. Thumbs up
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
Image
Natalie
Apr 14, 2014 1:46 PM CST
Thumbs up
Natalie

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Grow Your Cucumbers Vertically and Save Space.
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Agave"