First off, this is my first time planting any sort of vegetable so I have not idea what I'm doing. That said, I bought a patio pickers container from Lowe's, along with the required supplies. I decided to plant a tomato, cucumber, and my wife wanted a strawberry plant.
The cucumber plant took off all of a sudden after a really slow start and I hadn't created any support for it. I got around to putting some bamboo stakes and used some string I had lying around to tie it off. Either I used the wrong type of string, or tied it too tight, but I have caused some damage to the main stem. I'm not sure it will recover, but I wanted to get some advice before I cut the damaged part off.
Here are a couple pf pictures of the damage. The main stem goes up around 6" to 8", there's one "branch" that goes off to the right, and then the damage above it. There is at least 18" of growth above the damaged spot, but it is not looking too good right now.
Here is a close-up view of the damaged area:
Is there anything I can do to save the plant above the bad spot?