Cucumbers from a hanging basket?

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  1. lnewportTX

    lnewportTX Member

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    Hi I was wondering if it would be possible to grow cucumbers from a hanging basket? I was thinking it would be easier to have the cucumbers grow hanging down rather than train them to grow up.

    Any suggestions?

    Merci!
     
  2. JanR

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    I don't see why you can't grow cucumbers in a hanging basket. It would have to be a fairly large basket for cukes to do well. :)
     
  3. K Baron

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    If the plant is not well shored into the pot, the weight from the fruit set, may pull the plant out of the pot....or damage the vine, and I am certain that you would not want this result...
     
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    I'd say you'd need a bloody huge basket not just a fairly large one :}
    Sorry about that:} They take up a lot room in my vege patch and as K Baron mentioned the weight of the fruit will probably pull the plant out unless you intend to grow gherkins :}
     
  5. JanR

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    You would certainly want to grow a small variety of cucumber, like Summer Dance. They are a very nice Japanese type of cucumber and they are lovely when they are picked fairly small, like 6-7 inches.
     
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    If size matters....and all gardeners can attest to size, then plant the cucs with a trellis...
     

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