She released monarchs during the reception and my favorite picture is her with a couple of monarchs landing on her veil – big smile. That I could get into…lol. :-). I feel like this post should have been titled “Where’s Idris?” because I’ve been all over it and still can’t find the picture….but hey….if there is such a thing as Idris seeds, I want some! As they go, I plan to train the cucumbers to climb – since they are a vine – up my fence for vertical growth. Growing Cucumbers on Trellis is an easy and productive way to get a bountiful harvest of fresh cucumbers in a limited space! As long as the vines have something strong to climb on, the pumpkins don’t need to be supported. Beds over here, patches over there, weeds everywhere! But now even more curious how to grow Squash, namely zucchini vertically. ~ karen! Also did not know about the male flowers making the cucumbers bitter? Cucumbers grow best in the garden, but can still grow well in pots. As soon as I shot this photo I removed all the lower, dead, diseased leaves from my cucumber plants. Place horizontal wires or string along the roof length. That is your baby squash/cuke. I was fascinated in Mexico by how they use the string method for virtually every vining plant – yours look fabulous! What are your thoughts? Especially the cucumburger; and the pickles? Loved this post which I read first thing this morning. I say that with all the respect as someone who is a borderline total weirdo. Alrighty tell us the difference between a girl flower & a boy flower. Next you’ll be casually saying that cucumbers have eight legs. My cat hates me. I no longer can garden (I’m in a condo in your/our pretty little town) but I still love to read about gardening as I do miss it. When they pop up you see a tiny baby version of whatever is growing at the base of the flower. I know I can Google it, but thought having you tell me might be more interesting. An interesting thing the farmers did in Mexico was continue the wire straight across the post tops (so they run horizontally like real close-together telephone wires), and then the cucumbers or squash hung down from above, like cute little man-balls…and every morning we could walk beneath the vines in the shade and pluck whichever ones looked ready. They could fetch a fortune! ~ karen. Hi Tina. HI Garrett. Wow-I knew you were a great gardener, but Big Macs AND Idris?! Ooh! I’m new to your site. John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ will show you how he prunes his cucumber plants to grow them vertically up a trellis. Just want to make sure I have this right. The attached picture is of a zucchini plant, but it’s the same for cukes. ~ karen! Move your young plants to 25cm pots in late March if you have a heat greenhouse or late May if unheated. :) I should have further explained that this applies to “English Cucumbers”. The girl flowers are what you see in the 3rd photo (the first cucumber plant close-up). A girl flower is the one that produces the fruit. One of the reasons I like my community garden so much is that it’s a perfect mix of complete and partial weirdos. I have no interest in gardening. There’s always next year to tame those puppies! I read somewhere that un-pollinated female flowers produce odd-shaped fruit, which I *also* have (curled horseshoes and/or obscenely shaped.) If you’ve ever pulled out a cucumber plant at the end of the season only to find a cucumber the size of clown car hidden in the leaves, you know all about this sneakiness first hand. Great post today! I have 2 questions you might have answered but I don’t have time I read everyone’s conversations even thou want to. • Feed your cucumber plants with a high nitrogen feed every two weeks. ~ karen! Plant the seeds 1” deep. I used organic potting soil and everything seems to be doing well. Thanks for the pickle recipes, also! If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. If the plants are relatively newly blooming it makes sense because a big flush of male flowers always appear first. Pinch out any suckers. Learn more... Cucumbers benefit from growing with a single main stem that is tied to a vertical stake, cane or string. So in the spring just cut away the old canes (you can tell they look old and are usually easy to break off because they’re dead) and let the new ones take over. Some longer cucumber varieties can be cut in half while still on … An easy way to save space in your garden is to train your vining vegetables up onto a trellis. Push 20-inch wooden stakes 6 inches or deeper into the ground next to your cucumber plot. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. I will pay more attention to this from now on. I mean, really laugh. :) But yes some people swear by it. % of people told us that this article helped them. ~ karen! So pick the nearest campsite to your area, schedule our Troop to camp there and Voilà …… rain, rain, rain. So…even less sun. The long slender, seedless types. Well done! I truly believe you could be successful at growing just about anything with the string method. I’ve never heard that it makes things bitter. Plant the cucumber seeds at the base of the arch in a couple hills. The busy photos don’t always seem clear to me. ~ karen! cuz, basically, raspberries will kill off anything else in the garden. By pinching your plant, you help it to produce fruits. Do I trim them off? String training cucumbers is done exactly the same way it is with tomatoes. They also spread like crazy. wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. For my pickling cucumbers I grow Eureka Hybrid cucumbers because of their disease resistance. Pinch out suckers to make vines more manageable and cucumbers easier to see. Am currently scouring the internet for Jason Momoa seeds…. In addition, you can use gardening clips to train your plant up a trellis. What in the world is Idris? Cucumber vines trained on a trellis or wire cage use less space in a small yard. He has no apparent pests, his cabbages are the size of a biker’s beer belly and his tomato plants are so tall I keep waiting for a coconut to fall from one of them. Growing cucumbers Gardening Guides from BBC Gardening. just made my morning. When the fruit touches the soil, a white area forms at the point of contact that decreases its commercial value. The information was better than other sites; it didn't presuppose too much supporting knowledge. The cucumber plants have grown several feet since May and have begun flowering, so our team has begun training the cucumbers … It’s hard to beat the pull of morning coffee, lol. You give me so many wonderful ideas. If you’re planting seeds, plant 2 or 3 into each hole. They were just gorgeous! Train the cucumbers to grow up the stake and then along the wire or string. These are a bit affected but they keep living and growing. Once the seedlings are up, thin them out and only keep the strongest ones. a Male blossom has no little pre-cuke or pre-squash plumpness behind the flower. ~ karen! But the one place I think I may have him beat is my cucumber growing method. BUT, didn’t know about pruning suckers. Train them up tee-pees or lattices. String training means you don’t have big groups of flowers together which can reduce pollination. My Dad (the farmer) said the only thing that grows well during a drought were the weeds!!! The more cucumbers you pick, the more the plant will produce. hahaha..:) I read an article about Idris w/ Matthew because of their movie and thought of you..It’s been a bad yr indeed..my Stripes of Youre are nowhere near ripening even and I have only eaten 1 ripe Dancing With Smurfs.. :). Training cucumbers to grow where you want them to is easy and should enable you to make the most of their growth. Almost! Since he never plants his garden until the moon is right and doesn’t appear to have any chemical burns I’m going to go with the first option. How to Properly Open a Package of Spaghetti, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YREajtTJJm8. Get Rid of the Cucumber Trellis & Grow Them on Strings. Hang string down from an upper support and “twist” plant around the string as it grows. Congrats on another wonderful garden and thanks for the photos. What the different between male and female flowers and when do I get rid of the males? Opaque work best.. I’ve heard that you can do pumpkins, but it requires a pantyhose hammock to support them. One thing I’ll say, for seeds, they’ve really grown! A cucumber fence is fun and space saving way to grow cucumbers. By signing up you are agreeing to receive emails according to our privacy policy. :) ~ karen! We had too little rain in the spring and now the opposite. It doesn’t. Good luck. This whole string method is working out so well that I’m already planning what I can string train next year. In India, we allow the primary stem to grow 3′-5′, then pinch the head off. 1 Description 2 Function 3 Appearances 3.1 How to Train Your Dragon 4 References 5 Site Navigation Cucumbers are vegetables typically green or yellow in color and are related to gourds, pumpkins and Squash. The pictures were very. Cucumbers on outdoor plants will be ready from midsummer to early autumn. The decision equation: Idris vs cucumbers. Basically I’ve decided on everything. Thanks for the awesome tip, it’s not too late to use it to salvage our cukes. All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published. I hate dry summers. Your email address will not be published. If you no longer want Idris, I’ll take him! These same benefits apply to cucumbers as well. Her table centerpieces were sod in a round glass container with three daisies stuck into water picks and one monarch wired in to hover above them. I’ve been doing a sudo version of the string method in my cucumber/squash beds but with chicken wire. Pinch … Pickling cucumbers are a great choice if you never seem to eat your way through a regular cucumber before it goes bad. Obviously, you can’t remove all the males or the females wouldn’t get pollinated. Happy eating! String training cucumbers is done exactly the same way it is with tomatoes. What's wrong with cucumber leaves that have tiny yellow spots? "For some reason, all the videos I can watch on YouTube, for the correct information without extra fluff, I always, "The instructions were sectioned well so that my particular situation could be found easily. A Female blossom, of course, has a lovely fattened bit at the end of the stem just below the flower. These are pickling cucumbers by the way, in case you were thinking that string training stunts the growth of cucumbers. I had large gardens for many years but now I live in town with no where to plant so pots will have to do. People whose weirdness is simpatico with other people’s weirdness tend to get along and like each other – that’s how you find your “tribe.” That being said, you gardening nuts are really super weird – almost as weird as those kooks who think carrot cake is delicious, or an actual dessert or something. Sad, but true. Growing disease resistant varieties of cucumbers will also help. In what other avocation do innocent things like “side sprouts” get named for science-fiction monsters or parts of creepy sea creatures that have eight legs? Vine-variety cucumbers, Cucumis sativus, need a lot of space to spread out, so you can grow cucumbers with tomato cages to help keep the under control. I used to for my pickles and there was nothing like it in the stores. Pests and diseases to watch out for: Cucumber beetles, powdery mildew; How to Plant Cucumbers. ~ karen! Something slightly angled is best (so not completely vertical). Great post, I’m experimenting this year with horizontal string, which was, having read this post a poor idea…. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. ~ karen! Good luck and happy gardening Kevin! Just like my tomatoes, I grow my cucumbers on strings. I offered to string his cakes but he only let me do two plants. We prob won’t Cucumbers have suckers just like tomatoes do, only they’re harder to see because cucumbers are notoriously sneaky. Worked great! Sounds like y’all are a good match :-). The boy flower is on a long stem with no fruit beneath the flower and it has a longer, thinner stamen. All my plants are in cedar tubs plus some 5 gallon buckets and a few large pots. Is there hope for me and the potential herb/veggie garden of my dreams? I never knew this – thank you for all the research you do and share. Learn basis cucumber trellising techniques to save space in the garden with Ron Patterson, USU Extension Carbon County. Should I stake and tie them to keep them from dropping? That being said, you might need something heftier than twine :-). Training vegetable plants to grow upward instead of sprawling outward enables limited space gardeners to grow more tasty homegrown food. :) It isn’t the pumpkins that need support, it’s the vines, but it’s the pumpkins that weigh down the vines and might break them. Hi Melissa! All great info, amusingly delivered. The videos are in Hindi, and this is done to all plants with both male and female flowers on the same plant. She is easy to fool though; I fill dishes on the patio with faucet water and she very happily laps it up thinking it’s rain water. Place horizontal wires or string along the roof length. I would not have considered the manner in which it grows creating a space issue in a vegetable garden since I am not an aggressive gardener, but apparently, it’s a bit of a problem! By using our site, you agree to our. You probably think that cucumbers are supposed to have a billion vines sprawling all over the place but they’re way easier to manage when you keep the plant to one or two main leaders, just like you do with tomatoes. wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. I did my tomatoes with the string this year, but they’re didn’t look like yours. Train the cucumber plants to grow up each stake and then along the wire or string. :) It’s a recurring thing. I read your tomato string training article, and that was genius and worked well. Learn the benefits and how to grow cucumbers on a fence here. I am grateful for your sharing of the string method…I used it for my zucchini plants that turned out to be spaghetti squash, worked great, except I didn’t make one main stalk so it took over the entire tiny garden of mine. with a covered patio…NO sun* whatsoever. 2. I’m really confused about removing the flowers things. Until the last photo. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. Choose hybrid cucumber seeds that don’t require pollination. I have one pot each for snow peas and sugar snap peas. We sort of accidentally happened upon a method similar to stringing cucumbers. They’re important. Being on the borderline of hardiness, cucumbers always do best when grown against a sunny wall or fence. They aren’t supposed to have male flowers but sometimes do. I love dill so much, we used the tops in my daughters wedding bouquets that hung on the church pews in kraft paper wraps and a single fake monarch in each bouquet. Home » Garden » Get Rid of the Cucumber Trellis & Grow Them on Strings. Nice job!! ARGH. When the seedlings start to grow, thin out the weaker plants from each bunch, leaving one to climb the trellis. ", consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. The past few gardening years have been particularly bad for the number 1 enemy of cucumbers – cucumber beetles. But be diligent about pulling up the suckers that shoot out anywhere you don’t want them otherwise they’ll take over. We are talking Idris here! ", helpful. Now to get the cukes under control, as they are climbing the tomatoes! Get ready for a lot of learning. All Rights Reserved. Lol I’m a new to gardening. Thank you. The string doesn’t need to be secured into the ground by the plant? But I also did my cucumbers and the lovely loofah seeds you sent me that way too! I plant mine in big pots…no spreading. You can gently wrap or weave the stems around the trellis, and the tendrils will grab on as they grow. I’m with you, Lois! Some people asked this question very frequently, the question is how is it possible that we can grow cucumbers from cucumbers. In this case, 96% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status. THIS is why I have no interest in gardening. They were also so beautiful. Idris in the garden….very nice. seems like they simply can’t be bothered at all. The best time to string train your cucumbers is when  you first plant them, but even if they’re sprawling on the ground right now you can string them up. ~ karen! Idris on a vine, my heart is a flutter . Thanks Karen for let us know about the cucumber suckers. She is not thirsty, she has fresh water at home all day long. Thanks for the smile (and the good gardening advice!). Avoid overcrowding the cucumber plants or your cucumber yield will be poor. You want rain….I’ll give you rain. Plus he and I have been arguing about gardening for 49 years now. ~ karen! To train cucumbers to grow vertically, you can gently straighten the unruly vines, and attach them to their support. They were tiny sprouts when I purchased them in but with the alternating heat and rain, they’re now about 2 feet high and some of the stalks are falling sideways. And here’s my Favourite Kosher Dill recipe. Either sow seeds or plant out young plants in early June, ideally under fleece or cloches. Most people just let their raspberries “do their thing”. The man in the garden next to my plot has a garden that’s neater, tidier and more productive than mine. Those are my excuses anyway. Oops, sorry! Sow them when the soil temperature is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Sigh. Then we allow 2 to 3 secondary stems (suckers from primary stem) to branch out. Thanks! I didn’t even know he was a he. Although cucumbers have a climbing habit, most varieties are better grown along the ground, particularly in areas with warm to hot summers. Maybe there’s a market for those…, Omg! Even my dog loves rain water – it’s her yummy water. But if it’s outside, it’s gotta be rain water and that’s her manna from heaven. (Organically gardened.) then really laughed over the shots of Idris!! Your pickles look scrumptious and may I please have a starter from those last two vines?…OK…just the last one will be fine…so fine…. Don’t you need the male flowers to pollinate the female flowers in order to have a successful cucumber? BTW, I completely agree with your dad – the weeds are thriving! Be sure to buy a dwarf variety in order … Also, I’m not sure what are the suckers on my tomatoes. Ok Karen, you made me laugh out loud that time. I string trained my cucumbers this year! I’m all for Macs and Elbas on a string. I wish I could complain about a wet year. On the left of this bed are squash, and on the right are cucumbers growing up strings. The cucumbers are watered daily with drip irrigation that runs beneath the plastic mulch, and fertilizer is added to the irrigation water 1-2 times per week. :) First myself, then everyone else, lol. I have done so many things your way over the years. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 51,157 times. I wish you would post a drawing that would illustrate it for me. I aim to educate. As the plants start to emerge, gently train the leaves to start growing up the trellis created by the cattle panel. He’s King Weirdo and his garden shows it. I mainly just allow it to grow and reseed. I have a doubly bad year because it took so long to plant everything after building the garden. Cucumbers are heat-loving plants. 2. Planting by the moon is basically based on the gravitational pull of water in the soil upwards, so it does make sense, but now that we have actual watering systems and hoses it isn’t that important. Clipping the vines to it as they grow but having a harder time with the squash than the cucumbers. That means he’s either King Weirdo or he’s secretly using illegal pesticides bought on the black market in China. Yes, I want to know, too. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Just run hang a line of string from something towards the ground and as the cucumber plant grows, wind it firmly around the string. I live vicariously through your garden posts but this one got my attention in a big way! We have extremely hard water and even if I water it simply is not the same as when it rains. I might begin gardening, just to grow that plant! Every single post makes me laugh. All I can say is thank you. I am so desperate that I am thinking about trading a kidney for a bit of rain. Connect with USU Extension! Or our watermelon. If you’ve ever had your cucumber vines suddenly start to turn brown and die over a period of just a few days – that’s cucumber wilt. oh God bless you with you Idris pics. Top tips for growing cucumbers • Keep your cucumber plants well watered to help them establish and to increase yields. But don't sow the slices of cucumber in the ground or container directly. I went to single stemming this year on my cucumbers, but I now have 3 10 ft tall lemon cucumber plants that are beautiful but are not putting on female blooms. BTW, your Photoshop skills are really coming along! Cheryl. Can you please elaborate? I used to make B&B pickles by salting the slices and hanging them outside in a pillow case. Wow, your Garden looks fantastic from the air! be hearing from you much when you harvest those…. Happy to be a conduit for good. Only thing, I had to cut it in jar sized pieces and look inside the straw chambers to make sure I didn’t pickle some insects, also. They support each other. They’re what give the squash sweetness. hmmmmm. Are you planting milkweed this year? I still have the book he used illustrating what to plant when. It changed my view on the world which was bleak to begin with. Do you have any good ideas to keep worms out of radishes and turnips. What do the suckers that oh cut off look like? Karen Bertelsen. :-(, *on top of that a ginormous 4-story apt. Cool didn’t know that. I live in McMinnville, OR. Cucumber is another crop that is easier to grow than you would think. I first cracked up at “love at first blight” (genius!) I will have to put it into a larger pot and see what happens over the winter. Anything that has eight legs is horrifying. but there’s nothing like eating raspberries right off the cane! My question: Did you raise your own dill? pulled out ALL the raspberry canes last year, but one seems to have been transplanted into a pot with some daylillies. Dig in up to two bucketfuls of rotted organic matter, such as garden compost, and rake in 100g per square metre (3½oz per square yard) of general purpose fertiliser. Cucumbers are one of the most popular summer veggies consumed all over the world.While this delicious, crispy, and juicy vegetable is technically a fruit (yes, it’s true), it’s still most often referred to as a vegetable. OMG, you are all too funny tonight!! Love cukes, however …. full spectrum LED grow lights….check the cannabis growing sites for recommendations. . ~ karen! complex is being built less than 100 FEET from my door. Welcome to the World of Karen! Only the suckers at the base, about 6 leaves from the ground, are pruned. Using tomato cages to train cucumbers for vertical growth gives the plants lots of breathing room, aids in the formation of perfectly straight fruits and helps keep pests and soil-borne diseases at bay. I enjoy your blogs!!! Tie twine halfway up one stake, stretch it to the next stake to keep it taut, and tie it. Lord have mercy. Please look for 3g (3rd generation) pruning (or cutting) online. Like a hotdog and mustard. Thanks for doing all the thinking and research for the rest of us. I picked a few twice and now they seem to have slowed down already. It worked like a charm. WooHoo! Likely, your plant suffers from marrow mildew. Yep, he’s that selfish. They like to spread, so if you’re short on space, it’s best to train vines to grow up on a trellis. A couple of years ago I started string training my tomatoes the same way commercial greenhouse growers do. The secondary (sucker from primary) and tertiary (sucker from secondary) branches primarily bear female flowers. I have small, raised gardens this year but have figured out the farm down the road has veg I can buy without ruining my nails! For a moment there, my heart leapt at the notion of growing cakes on string. They won't produce fruits, so you can remove them. I plant 1 plant every 8″ or so for cucumbers, every 1′ for tomatoes for the string method. The string method will definitely not work on the pumpkins though. Oh! He always had great success – perhaps there is something in it that needs further investigating by me. Who knows. I really think you should be selling some of those heirloom Idris seeds! Here’s my favourite Bread & Butter Pickles recipe. BTW, why are cucumbers such rubbish climbers? Oh thank GOD I am alone in my office I can’t stop laughing! Thanks for your wonderful witty posts Karen. That’s right. Correct? Dear Karen, I love reading your blog. They get really big, tall and sprawley. Isabella, how much/many of the squash leaves do you leave on? Either thwack the strings every day to shoot the pollen out, or hand pollinate from the male to the female flower. The one thing you should do that you might not know about is trim the suckers. The boy flowers are just a flower on the end of a stem. Cucumbers need a sunny position and a well-drained soil that has been generously enriched with well rotted manure or compost as well as some type of potash, such as wood ash. Learn about topics such as How to Prune Cucumber Plants, How to Grow Cucumbers Indoors, How to Grow Cucumbers in Pots, and more with our helpful step-by-step instructions with photos and videos. I used your string method on squash. I will most def try that next year. Your e-mails are a joy to receive in my inbox. Karen..How to tell between a male and female blossom??? If I have to turn 14 pool noodles into a giant spider costume that I wear for 4 hours a day to scare away the raccoons just give me a glue gun and get out of my way. Does that help? Cucumbers might be easier to handle especially with your new cucumber wrangling system. Cucumbers are mentioned very briefly in How to Train Your Dragon of the Book series. thegardeningcook.com. Ditto the Jason Momoa seed! I learned it this year. Our rainfall has been nil in this area of Ohio. So funny! Cucumbers like it hot, so don't try to rush them into the garden too early in the season. Space stakes 3 to 4 feet apart in a garden row. But thanks for your highly education post, as ever, and I wouldn’t mind getting me some of those last couple of plants you pictured, as long as someone else tends them. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. Regarding the first part of your post – I’ve come to realize that we’re all weirdos. ;) Glad to have read your chicken responded well to the aspirin. The main or primary stem bears mostly male flowers (90%). Thank you for your patience Required fields are marked *. Always popping up. Karen, I feel like you’re my guru. Maybe because we had such an unusually warm winter, maybe because pests come in cycles, maybe because the world is out to get me. Comments like that are great motivation. 1. Emma, I hate to say it, but Female blossoms are fatter just below the flower. Take care! And then Idris will climb up the string. Never heard of such. Growing Cucumbers: a cucumber trellis and how to train cucumbers to it Cucumbers make the use of a cucumber support obligatory. 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