How to build a raised garden .

I would like to grow lots of cucumber pickles. I can’t seem to get enough cucumbers at one picking to make my pickles.

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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 14, 2018
    Here's a simple one to start with-

  • Randy Edwards Randy Edwards on Feb 14, 2018
    Let your cucumber vines climb up a trellis. The flowers are exposed for better pollination and sun exposure. My Grandma always grew them up a cyclone fence.

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Feb 14, 2018
    You should do some arithmetic first. You will need to space your plants about 6 inches apart, or 2 plants per square foot. Each plant will yield 1 to 3 pounds of cucumbers per week in peak growing season. That's 2 to 6 pounds of cucumbers per week per square foot. Think about how many cucumbers you'd like to have, then you can estimate the size of bed you'll need.

  • Thelma Thelma on Feb 15, 2018
    Cucumber plants are heavy feeders and need lots of good, natural fertilizer to produce heavy crops. I plant 3 seeds per 'hill' and keep my hills 6 feet apart. Each hill has a heavy 4 ft wide piece of wire livestock panel across it with a steel post at each end so the plants can vine up it. This makes picking the cucumbers much easier and faster. I only plant 2 hills and have so many cucumbers at each picking that I make all the pickles we can use plus give lots to the local food bank for others to use. Be sure to fertilize the ground with cattle or horse manure and rototill it in each fall then rotate the spots you plant each spring; this will keep the soil producing much better. I do not use raised beds as the cucumbers would grow too high on the wire for me to be able to pick them and if you leave any cucumbers to get extra big, it will make the plant stop producing new flowers and cukes.

  • Thelma Thelma on Feb 15, 2018
    Forgot to say that chicken, goat, and rabbit manure are also excellent fertilizers for gardens and flower beds. But never, ever use droppings from any meat-eating animals!

  • Mja21391020 Mja21391020 on Feb 15, 2018
    Yes I am grateful for the advice I got.