momof4rugratz
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My cucumbers are growing like vines what do I do....

Cucumbers Burpless Hybrid are what they are do I cage them or let them grow on the soil...

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Cucumber plants are vines, though some have a more compact bush like habit. You can let the plants sprawl or you can let them run up some kind of trellis or support. In very hot weather the plants tend to do a little better when they are growing above the hot ground. I generally plant mine on the east side of a tree or structure so that they are spared the hot afternoon sun which tends to make the vines suffer.

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ok well it suppose get real hot next month and I will try to get them a tomato trellis.

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cucumber vines

Also if the cucumbers sit on the ground they tend to rot and/or get pests, so some sort of support to get them off the ground is a good idea.

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I will get a few trellises today and figure it out from there. I hope they stay growing.

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They can just sprawl on the ground if you have the room. The vines will get up to 4 or 5 feet long. I just let mine sprawl and they do fine. We don't have as many pests here in dry Utah as they do in some of the warmer, more humid, low elevation areas. Perhaps our cold winters knock of a few pests too? I never have any trouble with cukes rotting on the ground. Cukes will climb a trellis. Suit yourself.

Cukes anybody?
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Wow, nice garden, nice view!

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hendi_alex wrote:Wow, nice garden, nice view!
My thoughts exactly! What a great scenery!!!

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That is beautiful!

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Very pretty background. Garden looks good, too.

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I have used large tomato cages for my cucumbers and they've done very well.

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I think I need to visit you now :)

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I can't believe that full wheel barrow load of cukes. I hope that when you say cukes - you are referring to cucumbers??? That is what I think it or they are called - that is what we call them here in England. I am so sometimes confused with the differrence in naming veg and fruit. :?

Lovely view. I too have a view of the Pennine Hills over here from my front garden - great :)

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I remember one year I did cucumbers and I had so many I didn't know what to do with them all, must have been a year with a lot of bee's :). This year I never got around to planting any.

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Wow, no cucumbers? My priorities for the summer garden are #1 tomatoes, #2 cucumbers, #3 toss up between squashand egg plant. Of course got to have fresh salad greens in the spring and fall.

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hmm, I wonder if it would be to late to plant a few in the back?

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I pant succession plantings of cucumbers. My most recent plants are only a few inches tall. Will plant at least three more times between now and late September. For your area, surely you can get one crop between now and frost!
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Yeah, should be I would think. I'll have to do that tomorrow.

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We love squash here. Is it hard to grow...

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Easy to grow, gives a fairly quick harvest.

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I ust want some cucumbers and grilled zucchinis :)

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Squash is almost absurdly easy to grow, in my experience. I've never not gotten a harvest from it, even the time I planted it in the sand they'd used to fill in behind our brand new retaining wall. Weeds were not growing in that patch, but I got around 12 zucchini from my two plants there, despite always forgetting to fertilize.

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Well I woke to zucchini buding thru I was shoked I count 7 new little plants no clue how it happened the rain has just killed me the last 36 hours. My cauliflower looks a little shocked :(

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So would a tomato cage work well as a trellis for the cucumbers? I don't have enough room to let them grow flat. I also was going to put some vegetables in pots. Could I put the cucumbers in there instead and have a trellis over them?

What about zucchini? Same thing?

I bought plants yesterday and have to plant them this weekend.

TIA!



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