growing cucumbers in a raised bed

Can you give me a few suggestions for growing cucumbers in a raised bed so that they take up as little space as possible. Something upright, the size of the bed is 4'x10.' Thank you, Kathy
Submitted by ktbug58



Thanks for writing. Cucumbers are often broken into two categories; the traditional ones and the dwarf ones (or "bush" types). The bush types have a compact habit and don't take up nearly as much room --- often just 2 or so feet of space.


If you already have climbing types, you might look at putting up a piece of trellis or fencing on your raised bed; the vines should easily climb the trellis. This saves space, makes them easier to harvest, and can help prevent disease.


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I bought a cucumber 'salad bush' this year to put in a grow box,supposed to not need support.Dwarf vine about 15 in.long,6-8in.cukes, bought at white flower farm.
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