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Old 06-26-2011, 11:32 PM   #11
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thanks for the pics, dave. i was wondering exactly what shape trellis you meant.

is the triangular trellis a sort of "a" frame? do the angular verticals have horizontal cross members?

i still haven't gotten my cukes in the ground. we went to home depot but i wasn't about to spend $30 for a couple of fancy wooden trellis' just for cucumbers. i was planning on building some sort of leaning thing up against a shed that borders one side of the garden.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:37 AM   #12
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bt,

Yep, sort of an a-frame / tee-pee. I used four 6-foot tomato stakes, one in each corner of the pot, put them in at an angle and then tied the tops together with some sisal twine. There are no cross pieces. If you were going to go taller you might want to add some in, but if they are too tall you won't be able to reach the top.

I did secure the vines as they grew. I found this green, stretchy plastic-like tomato tie at Lowe's that I use to tie up all my plants.

If you want to lean them up against your shed, you could get that lattice board they sell (like in my pictures) and secure 2x2 to the sides and lean that against your shed. Just be sure you leave enough room for good air movement underneath and so you can reach under to pick any that grow below.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:55 AM   #13
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I am trying something new instead in the ground I have cukes zucchnni and yellow squash in pots and hanging them . I have 3 plants in each pot and so far doing great. no weeding necessary. love that!
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