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How to trellis Cucumbers in Three Quick and Amazing Steps

Cucumbers are extensively planted around the world. They are particularly famous for the nutritious and delicious fruits that they bear. To grow them in a small garden, you can trellis cucumbers.The science of trellis has helped in growing plants vertically and optimally. Cucumbers can be tutored to grow vertically as long as they have a structure to grow up against. Trellis is perfect for this. Explaining the Three Quick and Amazing Steps to Trellis CucumbersThere are three ways to trellis cucumbers. First, you build the trellis frame then you set it up and tutor your cucumbers.Step1: Build the Trellis FrameThis stage is mainly about building the for tutoring the cucumbers to grow vertically. It is the most important step to trellis cucumbers. To build the trellis frame, go through the following processes:
  • Pick two 4 feet wooden planks that are 1″ x 1″ broad.
  • Use an electric drill to drill the planks. Drill them until they bear quarter of an inch hole. This hole must be at the centre of each plank and drilled 2 inches away from the top of the planks.
  • Place each pole on the ground, making sure that the holes overlap such that you can easily see through them.
  • Temporarily bind the planks together using a carriage bolt and keep their ends apart by 3 feet while they rest on the ground.
  • Screw the carriage bolt to make the planks firm and maintain their positions. By doing this, you have successfully formed a base for the trellis frame. Now repeat the above processes to create another base.
  • Next, place these base 4 feet away from each other. They should be able to stand properly on the ground with one leg pointed up (upper leg) and the other (lower leg) rested on the ground.
  • Begin to create the netting bars by adding one 4-foot plank that connects the lower legs together. You may use an electric drill and screw to drill the plank and screw it to the lower legs.
  • Next, add another 4-foot plank. Make it rest on the lower legs and 6 inches away from the open part of the lower legs (top lower legs).
  • Fix a new 4-foot plank that also rest on the lower legs but 6 inches away from the enclosed part of the lower legs (bottom lower legs).
  • Repeat this process on the upper legs, then you have successfully built the trellis frame and are a little closer to trellis cucumbers.
Step 2:  Set the TrellisBy firmly pressing the base of the trellis frame into the ground, set the trellis frame over the location where you wish to trellis cucumbers.  Aim to drive the legs of the frame into the ground by three inches.Place four pieces of two-foot staff next to the legs of the trellis frame and tie them tightly to the legs. Drive nails (one inch long) halfway into the netting bars; the tails should have four inches spaces among them, and make clotheslines by tying ropes across the nails on the netting bars to complete this step.Step 3: Tutor the CucumbersTutoring your cucumbers requires some skill. Begin by planting your cucumbers under the trellis frame, space them from one another and ensure that they are close to the base of the netting bars. Monitor your garden and watch out for the tendrils. Once you notice them, wrap the tendrils to the base of the clothesline and continue doing so as they grow.With the knowledge and desire, you can trellis cucumbers. Whenever you desire to this, go through the three steps mentioned above.

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HORTOMALLAS manufactures and markets crop support nettings (trellising and tutoring as alternatives to the raffia twine labor intensive traditional system) that increase crop quality. Our Mission is to: INCREASE VEGETABLE CROP YIELD AND PROFITABILITY TO ALL THOSE VEGETABLES THAT NEED TUTORING AND SUPPORT USING NETTING INSTEAD OF RAFFIA. Since 1994 we help professional growers and farmers improve their cucumber, tomatoes, melon, zucchini, bean, chile, peppers crops where trellises and supports are needed. HORTOMALLAS is the ideal system for cucurbitacea and solonacea to improve their phytosanitary conditions, while increasing the solar exposure and the brix degrees. Besides the obvious labor costs savings, the use of HORTOMALLAS increases the life span of the plant, allowing longer periods of harvests and of a greater quality. Call us, our crop specialists will help you with specialized attention in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula!

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