Growing companion Plants with a Cucumber Trellis
Cucumbers are easy to grow but can take up a lot of room in your garden. If you do not have the space to spare, consider growing them on a cucumber trellis.
There are loads of tutorials on YouTube showing how to grown cucumbers on trellises so I won’t go into that aspect here. I am mainly concerned with using the cucumber trellis to grow companion plants.
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Living in North Carolina where the summers are very hot, I do not have much luck with getting lettuce and other cool weather crops to grow well during the summer months.
Combining a cucumber trellis with companion planting will extend the season for lettuce and give them the much needed shade to keep the plants cool.
Simply install your cucumber trellis and plant the cucumbers to the outside of it. Then, in the area under the trellis (which will be covered by cucumbers when the summer months hit) plant cooler crops such as lettuce, spinach and swiss chard.
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