Tips from Olle Garden Bed: 12 DIY Cucumber Trellis & Support Ideas
Cucumbers are relatively easy to plant, but they can occupy a lot of space in your garden, but provide scaffolding or support for your cucumber. You can plant them vertically and produce more cucumber in less space. The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.
In this article, we will discuss the idea of twelve cucumbers scaffolding to help you plant more in the garden and discuss some of the choices that you can consider when making at home.
Why choose a scaffolding cucumber?
First of all, it is important to understand that you do not have to provide a support for scaffolding as a cucumber. You can simply let them drag like on the ground, but you can usually get better results by supporting your plants and training them more vertically.
When we talk about scaffolding cucumber, of course, we are talking about grapes instead of shrubs. The type of shrub will have more compact growth habits. Therefore, of course, they need less support than grape varieties.
Improve the quality of cucumber in the scaffolding
If your scaffolding cucumber, this not only means that they will occupy less garden space. If you put fruits on the ground, it can also help improve quality. The cucumber you get on the plaid plants is often more perfect and less flawed than those cucumbers that are allowed to drag the tail. Diseases and pest problems can usually be maintained at the minimum.
The scaffolding can make the gardener easier
Another thing that needs to be considered is that the cucumber growing on the scaffolding will be easier to water and easier to harvest, so when your grid cucumber, it makes it easier for you to be a gardener.
The grid is not the only choice. You can also plant cucumber in a hanging basket or other suspension containers.
Remember that the scaffolding you use to support cucumber can also support other partner crops. For example, Jiman is a good partner of cucumber and can share their scaffolding. Pea is another kind of nitrogen fixing agent, and sowing with cucumber plants may be beneficial. Golden lotus is also a useful partner plant for cucumbers. When setting the same grid, they look great.
But what kind of grid should you choose? Of course there are many options.
In order to make you more easily make the right choice for your garden, I have proposed 12 different grid creative ideas for you to consider.
According to each of these ideas, I will recommend some different materials, you can consider using them to make this type of grid.
Cucumber scaffold type
1. Vertical fence
Perhaps the easiest way to plant cucumbers vertically is to plant them on the existing fences, or create a new fence that can be used as a lattice.
Plant cucumber and other vine plants on the chain fence can make it more attractive in the growth season -and increase the growth space of your property.
But other simple types of fence-such as tray wood or regeneration wooden fence, thorns fence or other fence made of branches can also be used as a support for cucumber plants.
2. Bad or wall -mounted format
If you have a sunny, south wall or flat fence, you can also consider placing containers, flower pots or elevated beds on its bottom to plant cucumber. You can then fix the grid made of a series of different materials into this existing structure.
For example, you can insert hooks on the top of the wall or fence, and plant cucumber on the hemp rope connected to these hooks and fix it at the bottom.
For example, you can also use bamboo or natural branches in the garden to create a structure and fix the structure on the wall or fence.
You can also fix any other simple grid (or tilt) on the right wall or fence. Therefore, there are many simple and cheap choices.
Of course, you can buy ready -made grids for this purpose. However, it is very easy and affordable to make it yourself. Generally, you do not need to buy a dedicated grid. Before buying anything, consider the natural or recycling materials you can use.
3. Independent vertical grid
Of course, you don't have to have walls or fences to make grids. There are many ways to make vertical independent grids for your garden. And a lot of natural or regenerative materials you can use.
4. A -type frame grid
Type A framework structure is also a good idea for cucumber scaffolding. It is strong enough and can support many plants.
The type A framework structure can be created with a series of different materials. Generally, a simple A -type framework will be made of recycled wood, branches, logs or bamboo. Then, the side A frame can be installed, nails or ropes for cucumber climbing.
5. Tent -shaped lattice
The tent -shaped lattice is similar to the A framework option. But these do not have to have a solid support framework. Another idea involves a more fine support structure using PVC control. This structure eventually forms a solid structure, which looks a bit like a big tent.
If you want to make things simple, you can create a grid by simply using the old ladder.
However, if you do n’t have an old ladder, you can consider building a simple ladder, such as a grid. For example, you can use bamboo sticks, branches or regeneration wood.
7. Support the pallet grid
Speaking of using recycled wood -you may not even need to do too much construction work at all. Another simple lattice idea involves the use of wooden pallets, which is simply supported on two pillars. This simple idea is very suitable for planting cucumber on a small vanguard bed.
8. Tent grid
Another idea of small space is a conical tent or a structure similar to WigWam. A small cone tent grid may be very suitable for cucumbers grown in containers. But you can also make a larger tent to support more cucumber vine.
You can use bamboo, branches, recycled wood or other materials to make tent structures. It is a multifunctional grid type, you can create any size-to adapt to your space and plants.
9. Arched grid
Another interesting idea to consider is the arched grid. This scaffolding can be formed in a relatively low arched in a small bed or growth area. Or it can be a larger arch, which can cross a small path, and cucumber or other vine plants grow on both sides.
10. Vertical column and tingling grid
Vertical columns (logs, branches, canes, or wooden stakes) can be combined very simple with the linen to make a series of further simple plaids -the following is an example:
The tingling can be tied to the upright column vertical or horizontally. Therefore, this may be a cheap and simple method to make long scaffolding to plant cucumber and other vine plants. As long as the structure is strong and strong, you can withstand the weight of the mature cucumber vine full of fruits. They may be another good solution in your garden.
11. V -shaped column and hemp rope grid
A variant of the above method is to create a structure for the hemp grid, and its column is not vertical. On the contrary, the pillars can be slightly tilted out to form a V -shaped. One of the advantages of using this shape in the scaffold structure is that the light will be able to reach the center, and the fruit will be hung outside the V -shaped outside, and it is easy to find and harvest from the edge of the bed or growth area.
12. Cage scaffolding
If you don't have time to make a grid for cucumber, you can also consider using a tall tomato cage structure -after all, you can plant more tomato cages than tomatoes. You can buy one, or make yourself very easily by shaping the fence or chicken as a cylindrical shape.
There are many other designs based on or modified the above ideas. You will find that the method of making cucumber scaffolding is not lacking. However, considering the different types of cucumber scaffolds listed in this article should help you reduce the selection range and find the solution that is most suitable for your needs.