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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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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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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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