<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: cucumber trellis...vertical or leaning]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1249  

Growing cucumbers vertically helps saves space. The cucumbers grow straighter and cleaner than cucumbers that are grown on the ground .I have seen cumbers grow equally well on a vertical trellis as well as  on an A frame.  I could find no studies showing one way is better than the other.  Make sure you choose a vine type and not a bush type.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1249 May 5, 2012
May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012 <![CDATA[Re: cucumber trellis...vertical or leaning]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1248 i prefer vertical, because it saves space. i also think vertical trellises do a better job at keeping your cucumbers off the ground.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1248 May 28, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: cucumber trellis...vertical or leaning]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1693 Hi. Im new hereAnyone familiar with the Armenian cucumber. I am growing some this year and had a question about them. They are a long, curved type if cucumber. My question is if I grow them on a trellis, will they still be curly? They are also called painted serpent or striped serpent cucumber. Anyone with any experience with these.

Thanks

Ron

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1693 February 27, 2013
<![CDATA[Re: cucumber trellis...vertical or leaning]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1703 I have never used a trellis, how sturdy are we talking, metal?wood? after all they get really heavy

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1703 March 4, 2013
<![CDATA[Re: cucumber trellis...vertical or leaning]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1716 Vertical!  No better way to do it!  Here is a picture of my trellis taken last July 1.  After the  third level of lattice was installed, it reached over 7' high! Laughing  I am putting another one kitty corner to it this year

 

I made this by burying the bottom 12" of two 8' railroad ties using a post-hole digger.  Once they were secure, I got an 8' x 10' sheet of lattice, and cut it into four equal pieces, and screwed the lattice in as the vines grew.  Sometimes, they needed to be held to the trellis w. velcro before the tendrils got the hang of clinging on, but all in all, this was a huge success!

 

My cucumber trellis

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1716 March 7, 2013
<![CDATA[Re: cucumber trellis...vertical or leaning]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1726 trellis for sure.   Head for your nearest farm store (rural king whatever). $20.00 will get you a 16 foot cattle or hog pen. Cut into equal lenghts maybe 6ft.  Twist tie together. twist ties act like hinges.  Flip up into tent.  Make sure the bottom ends touching the ground has the horizontal (parralel to the ground) wire cut off.  This gives you a row of about 6 inch spikes that you push in the ground. Ain't no wind gonna blow that over. I prefer the tent because I end up with all those cukes tangling down in the inside of you tent like christmas ornaments.  Easy see easy pick. easy inspection of plants for pests.  Gently train the plants with clips up the trelis. Prune off any side shoots wanting to grow on the ground.  Just asking for pest problems there.  You can even grow early crops like radish lettuce etc inside the tent and harvest before the cukes shade them out.  How's that for efficiency.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1726 March 10, 2013
<![CDATA[Re: cucumber trellis...vertical or leaning]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1765 I have always used a trellis. Saves space and clean. 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/408/cucumber-trellisvertical-or-leaning?commentid=1765 March 30, 2013