Cucumbers grown in the wrong conditions can become bitter or tasteless. Plant them alongside sunflowers. As they grow, the cucumber tendrils will use the heavy sunflower stalks for climbing support and you'll have the sweetest cucumbers you've ever eaten.
Need to try this......I have made these before - so easy! Lowes sells the 4 to 6" round PVC pipe with holes already drilled. Purchase an end cap, fill with rock, soil, and plant. I will often put these in the center of a very large pot to stabilize, and add amazing height and color to a container that has trailing plants (no end cap or rock needed if you are placing in a container)