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Old May 19, 2020   #1
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Default Cucumber support: Single line, or mesh?

This is my first year growing cucumbers (Eureka Hybrid), and have them in a bit of an odd spot in my raised bed. I'm trying to figure out the best support. The easiest would be to hang a line for each plant from some overhead support that is already there (approx 5 ft above soil level), but I don't know if they will climb a single line? or do i need more of a mesh grid type support.

It is seven plants, in two rows of 4, with one not having germinated.

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Old May 20, 2020   #2
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Local support systems usually look like these.
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Old May 20, 2020   #3
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Tenax hortonova mesh makes a great cucumber and pole bean trellis.
Better than string IMO.
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trellis is a better option than strings in my opinion. strings method is intensive pruning too. you can buy a 4" mesh right off the ferry morse seed rack or at TSC walmart etc they come in different lengths. there is also a fairly new plastic mesh available but I have to buy it in 100' lengths or more. it is economical and very light weight.
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Thanks all. I do have some left over trellis mesh that I can hang, so sounds like that is the preferred route. Much appreciated.
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Mine do just fine in my greenhouse with a single piece of twine each. They will climb over 8 feet up.
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Thanks Whoose. What is your plant spacing?
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21 May 2020 Tomato Support
Posted on May 21, 2020 by Durgan
http://durgan.org/2020/May%202020/21...0Support/HTML/ 21 May 2020 Tomato Support
Eighteen tomato plants were tied by strings for overhead support.The support was put up a few days ago. The tomatoes were purchased and kept in my greenhouse awaiting the end of frosts. The tomato plants (18) are lemon boy 3,cherokee carbon 3,Beefsteak 3,San Merando 3,Glamor 3, Ultra 2, Candyland red 1. This was the selection being sold.Strings will be added as the season progresses as needed to support the fruit bearing branches.The area will be heavily mulched with wood chips partially composted.
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