The Grow Op – an urban gardening experiment


Climbing Cucumbers
June 17, 2009, 10:40 pm
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Cucumbers June

So it didnt take me long to realize that there was no way I was keeping these cucumbers contained in my SIP. they creeped everywhere, and were climbing everything, other plants, curtains, everything. If you have never seen a vining plant go to work, it is pretty amazing. they have these little tendrils that they wrap around whatever they can get a hold of.

So I knew I had to do something. Then, I was walking to the library and i saw what i needed. Unfortunately It was in the back of somebody’s vintage truck. In a pile of junk. So I stole it.

The chicken wire was perfect. I used that and some scrap wood from a nearby construction site, and i was in business. You can see the results in the photo above. The cukes LOVED it, and experienced explosive growth. I have had to prune it a bunch to keep it from hassling the carrots.

I am definitely going to need to make pickles.