Cucumbers feel right at home growing vertically, either on a trellis or in a tomato cage.
More in Outdoors
Cucumbers are classified as either vining types or bush types. Vining types should be chosen for vertical gardening, as they will grow straight up a vertical support.
One good support is a trellis; make a trellis with 2"x4" wood slats and garden twine looped up and down and across. Planting cucumbers next to a tomato cage is another option. To get the vine started growing up the cage, use garden twine to loosely tie the vine to the cage. Once the cucumber grows a bit, it will send out small tendrils that will allow the vine to climb up the wires by itself.
Cucumbers will also grow vertically on a ladder trellis. Create a ladder trellis by making two wood grids, then leaning them together in the garden and lashing or screwing them together at the top for extra stability. Another option is to purchase a ladder trellis.
Creative Copper Trellis (01:00)
Marking Landscape Designs (02:02)
Fast Toilet Float Fix (02:22)
Deck Water Features (00:52)
Selecting The Proper Paint (02:01)
Budget Basement Project (07:46)
Showcase Fireplace With Mantel (00:01:00)
Gnarly '90s Bathroom Makeover (00:03:56)
Floating Floor Solutions (00:01:00)
Bathroom/Laundry Room Makeover (03:54)
9 Ways to Decorate With Neon Paint 9 Photos
How to Make Two-Sided Fabric Bunting 7 Photos
10 Things You Must Know: Plumbing Leaks 10 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.