Growing cucumbers and thinking about adding a trellis? Here are some reasons to go for it,
plus some favorite DIY cucumber trellis ideas to try!
Cucumbers are one of the most popular vegetables for home gardens, and for good reason.
They are easy to grow, and great in salads, veggie trays, or even on their own!
If you’re interested in trellises for cucumbers, this post is for you! I’ll share a bit about growing cucumbers on a trellis, and then share 10+ easy trellises to try for your own backyard garden.
Do Cucumbers Need a Trellis?
This depends on what type of cucumber plant you buy.
Bush cucumber plants tend to grow very short vines (about 1-2-feet long) and only need 2-3 square feet per plant.
Regardless, they produce a good amount of cucumbers for their size. They are an excellent choice for container gardens and gardeners with limited space.
Bush cucumber plants do not need a trellis.
Cucumbers on a vine produce more fruit, though they require a larger space than bush varieties to grow.
Vine cucumber plants tend to do best on a trellis.
Why Use a Trellis for Cucumbers?
There are several benefits of using a trellis for your cucumber plants.
-Keeping vined cucumbers off the ground helps with air flow, which helps prevent diseases in your plants.
-Using a trellis helps your plant grow vertically, saving you space in your yard and garden.
– A trellis keeps cucumbers from lying flat on the ground, helping them grow more even in color and shape.
How Big Should a Cucumber Trellis Be?
Cucumber vines can grow to an impressive length!
They can reach approximately 5-8 feet, so it’s a good idea to make your cucumber trellis about 8 feet or so, if possible, your vines can reach their full potential!!
Like a lot of gardening, though, it can be a bit of trial and error to figure out the ideal cucumber trellis size for your space and needs.
How Many Cucumbers Does One Plant Yield?
This can vary due to a number of circumstances, but expect to get anywhere from 10-15 cucumbers per plant.
Proper harvesting can help increase how many cucumbers your plant yields.
When you pick your cucumbers often, this encourages the plants to continue to produced fruit over a longer period of time.
Cucumber Trellis to DIY
Ok, let’s get started!
Here are a few DIY trellis ideas to consider. Just click through to be taken to each trellis idea or post!
I hope you found some inspiration for your yard or garden!
Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever created a cucumber trellis–we’d love to hear about your experience!
Thanks so much for reading all about our Trellis for Cucumbers (Trellis Ideas for Your Backyard Garden)!
Have a great day!