Five main reasons of using cucumber trellis

Cukes are climbing the black plastic trellis

Plastic trellis is an extruded netting. It is resistant to UV rays and will not be affected by all elements.

Cucumber is a typical venting vegetable in the garden. It does great job if they can climb along trellis instead of spread around the ground. The tendrils will grab netting, string or wire mesh for better air circulation and sunlight exposure. Without the cucumber trellis, venting plants will invade the rows leaving limited area for tiptoe through the vines.

Nylon trellis netting, plastic trellis, livestock panel trellis and string trellis all can be used in growing cucumbers. They can be vertical, horizontal or slanting. Each is functional to support cucumber stems and fruits.

Five main benefits of using cucumber trellis:

  • Save space while increase production.
  • Straighter with less misshapen ones.
  • Get out of dirt and cleaner.
  • Easier to harvest.
  • Free of rot, soil borne diseases and light spots.

Vertical Cucumber Trellis

Cucumbers hanging from nylon trellis netting

Nylon trellis netting is a frequently-used cucumber trellis. It can be attached to T-posts or stakes to create a vertical support for cucumbers.

Arched Cucumber Trellis

Cucumber arched trellis

Cattle panel trellis stands well without extra supports. It can be bent to arched shape. This arch trellis makes the plants fully expose to the sunlight which is good for heavy yield.

Horizontal Cucumber Trellis

Horizontal nylon trellis for cucumbers in the container

Plastic or nylon netting can be attached to any supports in vertical or horizontal pattern.

Slanting Trellis

Tent-shaped cattle panel trellis for cucumbers and squashes

Versatile cattle panel trellis can be folded into tent-shaped or slanting trellis