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To trellis or not to trellis: cucumber tips from a Cornell expert

Cucumber trellis

To maximize your cucumber harvest this summer, Dr. Michael Mazourek, associate professor of plant science and plant breeding at Cornell, recommends growing vining cucumbers vertically on a trellis. Trellising your young vines has three big benefits: it optimizes space in your garden, increases airflow around the plants (to keep them healthy), and makes it easier to harvest the ripe cucumbers.

For more details about how to trellis your plants, read the full story.