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How deep does a bucket need to be.

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How deep does a bucket need to be.

Post  Debora Cadene on 6/22/2012, 3:58 pm

I purchased a single cucumber plant for a dollar yesterday and am going to "try" and grow it in a container. How big and deep does the container need to be, to grow successfully? Will cucumbers climb just sticks, or do they also need something horizontally to attach to as well.

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Re: How deep does a bucket need to be.

Post  genes on 6/22/2012, 4:01 pm

Deep enough to hold all the dirt you put in it.

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Post  cheyannarach on 6/22/2012, 4:14 pm

I use 5 gallon buckets, make drainage holes in the bottom, fill the bottom 1/4 with rocks, put a little filler over the rock (I use compost) then top it all off with MM.

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Post  chjbr63 on 6/22/2012, 5:18 pm

Have 3 growing in 3 1/2 gal buckets now and they are very happy. The buckets are self watering ones I made. They need lots of water in containers and a shot of compost tea/fertilizer every so often. They also need help with the climbing too. Mine are on my deck which is 10' off the ground. I trained it up and over the rail and on to a 5x7 semi-horizontal trellis. There are at least a half dozen side shoots and that many I pruned. 25 or so flowers on it and I found 3 little cucumbers this morning. At there current growth rate they will fill the trellis and then some.

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Post  walshevak on 6/22/2012, 8:53 pm

3 cukes in A 5 GAL bucket filled about 3/4 with MM. Since this picture taken early June, I moved the bucket to the edge of a cattle panel and one plant is climbing for the arch.



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