Do you know the secret to harvesting more cucumbers or any other vine growing plant? Apparently you cannot let them grow on the ground as they are more likely to get affected by some plant disease or in the worse case scenario they can even rot.
You can avoid all this by building a simple cucumber trellis that will allow the plant to grow upwards away from the ground. You can tuck this away in a corner of your garden, and save yourself a lot of space which you can then use to grow other vegetables.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 4 – 2″ x 4″ x 8′ boards
- 1 – box of broad head Phillips screws (75/box)
- 1 – 100 foot of plastic clothesline
- 24 – deck screws or nails
- Tape Measure
- Cordless Drill or Screwdriver with a Phillips head bit
- Circular Saw with a wood cutting blade
- Post hole digger or shovel
- 48″ or 24″ level
You will be building a 8 feet by 3 feet wide trellis with these plans. However if you need a bigger one, you can just scale up the measurements and enlarge yours.
At least a foot and a half of your trellis will be buried in the ground to provide the structure with the support it needs. You do not want to wake up one morning, head into the garden and find it lying on the ground. The same ground you were trying to keep your cucumbers off.
You can follow step by step instructions on the Veggie Gardener blog, here…