DonV
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Vines secondary roots

How important are the roots that grow along cucumber and squash vines (not main root where seed was planted)? Do cucumbers have them?

I have raised beds and to save space I run my winter squash and pumpkin vines along the brick walkways, how bad is this? Do cucumbers grow roots out of the vines?

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Re: Vines secondary roots

Yep. Just like squash cukes grow roots from every leaf node, given suitable conditions.

When I let cucumber crawl along the ground for the first time last year, I was amazed by the size of leaves and proliferating side vines. So now I let the cucumber crawl at least a bit before making it grow up the trellis.
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DonV
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Re: Vines secondary roots

I have never noticed any roots on my cucs?

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