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Apr 12, 2014 4:32 AM CST
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!
Apr 12, 2014 10:18 AM CST
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.
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! 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?|
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.
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.|
Apr 14, 2014 1:27 PM CST
|Natalie,. it should work just fine.|
Apr 14, 2014 1:46 PM CST