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DIY: Cucumber Trellis

by Ruth de Jauregui
Gardening is the ultimate win-win for a stressed homeowner. Puttering in the garden is a relaxing contrast with a busy day at the office. In addition, even the tiniest garden provides enough tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers to make a summer salad. By using a trellis, your compact garden provides spac...
Amanda Westbrooks Brown

Dual purpose - Lettuce shade & cucumber climbing frame. such a neat idea.

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"Cucumber trellis to shade the lettuce; Cucumbers are great to plant with corn and beans. The three plants like the same conditions: warmth, rich soil and plenty of moisture. Let the cucumbers grow up and over your corn plants. Cucumbers also do well with peas, beets, radishes and carrots. Radishes are a good deterrent against cucumber beetles. Dill planted with cucumbers helps by attracting beneficial predators. Nasturtium improves growth and flavor."

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