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31 comments to cucumber trellis

  • What is it you have growing under the trellis? I love your trellis idea and will use it next year, it’d be nice to know what I could grow under it.

  • Pat

    What a great idea, I will have to try it this year. I bet it would work for squash as well. Thanks for the idea!

  • Sue

    Do you use chicken wire on a wooden frame or does the screen material matter? I’m thinking about an old screen window or door?

    • Cucumber vines send out little “fingers” that wrap around the wires in chicken wire. The screen might work, but the filtered sunlight underneath probably wouldn’t support growth. Try it – what have you got to lose?

    • Brian

      They make a string type trellis material 3 to 5 foot by 15 foot that can be cut to your needs. I used wire panels for cucumber, squash and gourds. worked well til it got hot and then the vines got to hot and started dying because of it.

  • For thos of us that can only grow container gardens, I could lean two together at the top. Form a tent and set my container of lettuce under it. Will spinach do well?

    • Any low growing shade loving leafy plant will grow well under the trellis. Lettuce, spinach would both work. Make sure you leave enough real estate for your cucumber roots to grow.

  • I’m not a big fan of cucumbers, but love the idea of creating shaded space for lettuce. Bet it would work with zucchini, too!

  • Ooh, and an old soccer goal (found at yard sale, on curb) would probably work as the support, too!

  • Marilyn

    This is really neat. Will try it this year. Do you have an idea for snow peas, do you think a teepee would work for them

    • Snow peas just need a little fence about 4′ high. Burpees and Gardener’s Supply both offer pea supports. They grow best in cooler weather, by the way. The summer is too hot for peas, so grow beans in the summer, peas in the winter.

  • Lana

    I really like this!!! I put 2 steel fence posts up and stretch a piece of chain link fence between the posts. It works well, have done it for a few years…BUT I am thinking this too is a great ides. Thanks!!

  • Kim

    Do you know the approximate dimensions, my cucumber plants squash plants get huge! Not sure if this would hold them.

  • Jim Cordell

    I like the trellis idea. For my cucumber trellis I take a 16′ feedlot panel, cut it into, anchor one end down to my raised bed, and support the other end with two steel post, the large openings allow the fruit to hang through, make it great for picking… This works well for melons also. http://www.tractorsupply.com/feedlot-panel-combo-16-ft–3610341

  • GeraldC

    my trellis frames are 5 x 10 3/4 pvc pipe with 1 center support covered with 48 inch field wire with Tees on one side, 2 corners, can slide pvc over a 3 foot 1/2 rebar drove vertical in the ground then tie vertical frame to a 6 foot T post at the end. T post will be tied to 2 trellis ends. Any wire smaller than field wire may allow fruit to grow around the wire, not good and yes grows into field wire sometimes also. My rows are 120 feet long so 12 trellises makes one row. At each row end the T post is anchored to the ground. Works great. No white bellies from laying on ground. These frames are easy to install easy to make easy to store and reuse each year.

  • Mary

    I love the idea but Im allergic to cucumber. Can I grow something else with this idea.

  • Bill

    I’m making mine out of PVC pipe. I’ll attach garden fencing using zip ties. Once the growing season’s over I can disassemble the frame, store it in my outside shed and it’ll be ready for the next year.

  • Danae

    What way did you face the trellis (cardinal direction)? I assume there are advantages/disadvantages in each direction.

  • Theresa Wimann

    may I use a picture from your website found on Pinterest of a cucumber garden trellis for a display on gardening for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). It would be used in Adams and Juneau Counties, Wisconsin for two months (May and June of 2013).

  • With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation?
    My site has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any techniques to help stop content from being ripped off? I’d
    certainly appreciate it.

    • I haven’t noticed a problem with this, but I don’t spend a lot of time looking at other garden spots. I’m writing to help people and get the info out there, and am really not concerned with plagiarism.

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