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Author Topic: Really good You Tube video on pruning/trianing cucumbers onto a trellis  (Read 1600 times)

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
How to Prune Your Cucumber Plant


This little video explains really well what bits to take out from a cucumber to grow it straight up a trellis.


This is my third year with cucumbers and I learn something new every time  ;D ;D
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Bert

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
I didn't know you could prune cucumbers. I've always let mine take over  :innocent:
 I going to be having a go at that  :excited:
 Do you think you get more fruit by pruning? As its more focused and not trying to take over the world  :-J  ( or at least the green house/polytunnel )

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
I think it's 50:50 because the cucumbers that do form have a chance to grow and develop.


In the past, my plants got so crowded that a lot of the baby cukes "died at birth"........ so I expect a bit of pruning means you get the same amount of cukes because they all develop well.


I have done all mine and they look so much better. More space to stretch out and less room for things getting all fetid underneath :-)
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mwncigirl

  • Joined Sep 2011
Brilliant thanks, this is my first year of growing cucumbers, sounds like a really handy tip! Great video.  :)
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