How to Stake Cucumbers

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Staking cucumbers the proper way now will help them grow correctly later on. Find out how to stake cucumbers with help from a board member of the Ocean View Farms Organic Community Garden in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Christy Wilhelmi with Gardenerd.com and this is how to stake cucumbers. Now ideally you would like to put your cucumber trellis in before you plant your cucumbers but either way if you've got them in the ground already, you can still maneuver your trellis around it. Now this is a metal trellis with an accordion fold so it's easy to maneuver and I've secured it into the ground. It goes down about a foot and then I have these rebar stakes that are secured to the trellis to help keep it from blowing over in heavy winds. Now your trellis will support the cucumbers. Cucumbers normally will try to grow up something and attach themselves to something because they have these little tendrils here which is kind of fun but they still need a little bit of guidance. So if you can come out in the morning or afternoon whenever you're available and help guide them around the trellis these guys over here need to just kind of wind around and then they're done. So if you still have trouble wrangling your cucumbers to a vertical trellis you can use some floral tape or twist ties if you want to. That's basically the gist of it on how to stake cucumbers. I'm Christy Wilhelmi with Gardenerd.com.

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