growing cucumbers in a raised bed
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.
---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com