Cucumbers growing in the greenhouse
Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas

How To Support Cucumbers Growing In The Greenhouse

Cucumbers need to grow up a support to let maximum light ripen the fruits

You will need:

  • canes - 210cm (7’)
  • soft string

 

 

Place 3 canes in a tripod shape approximately 30 – 40 cm (12 – 16”) across at the base and tie the tops together. As the cucumber grows wind it gently around the canes and tie in with soft string.

or

Stretch a wire from one side of the greenhouse to the other, making sure it is taut. Push in a cane beside the cucumber and tie the top to the wire. Tie in the cucumbers as they grow.

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