HOW TO GROW CUCUMBERS VERTICALLY IN A CONTAINER OR BAG
There are plenty of vegetable garden container ideas to inspire you to grow fruits and vegetables in your small space. For growing cucumbers vertically in a container or bag, your best option is to select a large pot or bag, one that holds at least five shovels of soil compost.
Take three or four canes, around six foot tall, and place them around the cucumber plant in the container or bag, about 30cm apart then take a piece of string and tie the tops of the canes together to connect all of them together.
1. SOW THE CUCUMBER SEED
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When deciding how to grow cucumbers vertically, it is important that you pick a spot with minimal wind as this will make it more sturdy and will also help the cucumber plant to thrive. Pick a sunny area and ensure that the soil is well-drained, loose and deep. Dig a small and put the seeds then cover with soil and add water it. An continue to water it morning and evening and until you start seeing the plant.
2. ATTACH TO THE SUPPORTS
You then need to attach your plant to the support. ‘Take another piece of string and loosely around the plant and the cane. This will encourage them to grow up.
3. CONTINUE TO TIE IN THE CUCUMBER AS IT GROWS
As the plant continues to grow, keep loosely tying the new parts of the plant to the cane to guide it up the support. It is vital that you tie the plant loosely so that it doesn’t create a wound on the cucumber plant that can invite infection or disease.
This method can also be used in garden beds, raised beds or in the greenhouse.