If you’ve ever tried to grow your cucumbers by letting the plants trail on the ground, you’ve most likely encountered the giant cuke bulb! You know what I mean, when your cucumber grows into this type of ball and gets all yellow and the skin is really tough and the whole thing is inedible.
That’s because it didn’t have the vertical space to…..wait for it……grow vertically!
Not only does it add a lovely height to your garden beds, but a cuke trellis ensures that your cucumbers and pickling cukes have the space they need to grow long and straight.
It’s not more than around $30, depending on the size of it and can be found at most gardening supply centers and through many catalogs. Here’s just one example…