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Growing Cucumbers:  a cucumber trellis and how to train cucumbers to  it

Growing Cucumbers: a cucumber trellis and how to train cucumbers to it

Cucumbers make the use of a cucumber support obligatory.  When the fruit touches the soil, a white area forms at the point of contact that  decreases its commercial value.  When they will be harvest for pickling, a cucumber trellis is optional. In the United States cucumbers for pickling are grow on the ground in order to be harvest mechanically. How to go about trellising is explain in detail in the article trellising vegetable crops.

Cucumbers, unlike cantaloupes, do not require special obligatory pruning. However, at the greenhouse level of production, pruning is do in order to make for orderly grow of the plant and to improve ventilation, especially in the case of the larger slicing varieties.  This is do with ease with a HORTOMALLAS® cucumber trellis.

HORTOMALLAS® cucumber trellis raffia cucumber pickle support tutor
a detail of cucumber pickle groove end using HORTOMALLAS® as trellis with an insect trap.

Fertilization can be do through the soil, especially during the rainy season or when surface irrigation of the rows is use out in the open.  This crop tolerates potassium chloride as a source of potassium, but any other source can also be use, e.g. phosphates, nitrates, and sulfates. You may try our free software which is install on our servers to calculate the application rate of fertilizer for your crop depending on your soil test results and the yield potential for your crop in your soil.  To use it click here fertilizer calculator and then click on cucumbers.

The use of crop netting facilitates training the cucumber and other crops to the trellis.
The use of crop netting facilitates training the cucumber and other crops to the trellis.

Cucumbers can also be grow using drip irrigation and the fertilizer apply with the irrigation. Also Cucumbers respond to this very well with excellent productivity when using a cucumber trellis with crop netting. Cucumbers have one of the highest water requirements of any vegetable. They grow copiously with very big leaves that demand a lot of water. When stressed by the lack of adequate water they show it quickly by their leaves wilting, the smaller cucumber fruits drying up, and halting growth, thus losing production.  (If you do without water, your productivity will be adversely affect too.)

With the HORTOMALLAS® trellis network, cucumbers grow in a safe way.
With the HORTOMALLAS® trellis network, cucumbers grow in a safe way.

Cucumbers demand an equilibrium between their foliage and their root system which can easily drown from excess water.  Then you have the problems that are address in the article about plant respiration.  We reiterate our recommendation to read it, and it is here where HORTOMALLAS® trellis netting gets use.

Author:  Fernando Hernández

Cucumbers make the use of a cucumber support obligatory.  When the fruit touches the soil, a white area forms at the point of contact that  decreases its commercial value.  When they will be harvest for pickling, a cucumber trellis is optional. In the United States cucumbers for pickling are grow on the ground in order to be harvest mechanically. How to go about trellising is explain in detail in the article trellising vegetable crops.

Cucumbers, unlike cantaloupes, do not require special obligatory pruning. However, at the greenhouse level of production, pruning is do in order to make for orderly grow of the plant and to improve ventilation, especially in the case of the larger slicing varieties.  This is do with ease with a HORTOMALLAS® cucumber trellis.

HORTOMALLAS® cucumber trellis raffia cucumber pickle support tutor
a detail of cucumber pickle groove end using HORTOMALLAS® as trellis with an insect trap.

Fertilization can be do through the soil, especially during the rainy season or when surface irrigation of the rows is use out in the open.  This crop tolerates potassium chloride as a source of potassium, but any other source can also be use, e.g. phosphates, nitrates, and sulfates. You may try our free software which is install on our servers to calculate the application rate of fertilizer for your crop depending on your soil test results and the yield potential for your crop in your soil.  To use it click here fertilizer calculator and then click on cucumbers.

The use of crop netting facilitates training the cucumber and other crops to the trellis.
The use of crop netting facilitates training the cucumber and other crops to the trellis.

Cucumbers can also be grow using drip irrigation and the fertilizer apply with the irrigation. Also Cucumbers respond to this very well with excellent productivity when using a cucumber trellis with crop netting. Cucumbers have one of the highest water requirements of any vegetable. They grow copiously with very big leaves that demand a lot of water. When stressed by the lack of adequate water they show it quickly by their leaves wilting, the smaller cucumber fruits drying up, and halting growth, thus losing production.  (If you do without water, your productivity will be adversely affect too.)

With the HORTOMALLAS® trellis network, cucumbers grow in a safe way.
With the HORTOMALLAS® trellis network, cucumbers grow in a safe way.

Cucumbers demand an equilibrium between their foliage and their root system which can easily drown from excess water.  Then you have the problems that are address in the article about plant respiration.  We reiterate our recommendation to read it, and it is here where HORTOMALLAS® trellis netting gets use.

Author:  Fernando Hernández

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