15 easy & attractive DIY cucumber trellis ideas on how to build vertical garden growing structures with simple materials for productive vegetable gardening!
Now is a great time to plant cucumbers! Let’s look at some DIY cucumber trellis ideas that are easy to build, and great for both small and large vegetable gardens.
People often ask: “Do cucumbers need a trellis? “
The most productive and common cucumber varieties are vine cucumbers, which can really benefit from growing vertically on a trellis. A trellis saves garden space, makes it easier to see the hanging fruits, and protects them from being nibbled by soil critters. If you are growing compact bush cucumbers, a trellis is not necessary.
Another common question is: “How tall should cucumber trellis be?”
A cucumber trellis can be anywhere between 3-6 feet tall. Unlike pole beans which can reach the clouds, cucumbers are relatively small and well behaved vines.
In case you missed it, here is another article on 24 DIY garden trellises you will love! Now let’s look at some of the best DIY cucumber trellis ideas!
1. Bamboo cucumber trellis
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Bamboo poles are light weight and very strong. They are easy to work with, which makes them a favorite material for garden trellises. ( Via Two Sisters Gardening )
2. Wood and string trellis
You can also use 1×2 wood and garden twine to build attractive and sturdy garden trellis structures. ( Via Sweet Miss Daisy)
3. Pallet cucumber trellis
A cucumber trellis can be as simple as a pallet supported by 2 wood posts. ( Via Lovely Greens )
Make sure to look for pallets with HT stamps which means they are heat treated instead of chemical treated. Here’s a detailed guide on how to find and use pallets in home and garden projects.
4. Teepee garden trellis
What is the best trellis for cucumbers? Teepee trellises are very easy to build. It is great for large and small gardens. You can easily grow more than 10 plants around a teepee. ( First image source lost, please let me know if you find it! Second image from Seed Savers )
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5. Hardware fence panel cucumber trellis
6. Post and twine trellis
Here are some versatile trellis ideas made with a few wooden poles and horizontal strings. They are also great for taller vegetable plants like beans and tomatoes. ( Via Year Round Harvest | Second image source lost, please let me know if you find it! )
7. V shaped post and twine garden trellis
In this garden bed, the posts are installed in two lines, leaned outwards to create a V-shape. Twine is tied between each post and plants are placed on the inside of the V. As cucumbers and other vine plants grow, the fruits will hang on the outside of the V. ( Via Seed Savers )
8. “A” frame DIY cucumber trellis
An A frame trellis design is sturdy, and you can store it flat when not in use. You can add bamboo poles, strings, or cut a piece of hardware fence and attach it to a simple wood frame. This easy DIY garden trellis is also great for beans, peas, and tomatoes. ( Via Allotment Garden )
9. Wood panel garden trellis
Her you can see a few ideas put together to create garden trellises for many plants. Tomatoes are supported by the A frame ladders, and cucumbers are supported by the shorter wood panels. ( Via Year Round Harvest )
10. Bamboo ladder trellis
You can use tree branches or bamboo poles to make simple garden trellis like this one by Violet Fern.
11. Wood and PVC cucumber trellis
The only thing I would improve on this wonderful PVC trellis design is to paint the PVC pipes with a ultraviolet resistant paint so they won’t deteriorate in the sun.
12. Trellis fence 2-in-1
13. Free standing trellis screen
A few 2x4s, some small nails and strings are all you need to make this screen trellis! Image source lost, please let me know if you find it!
14. Arch garden trellis ideas
15. Tomato cage trellis for cucumbers
No time to build trellises? Use a tomato cage! You can use ready made ones or make some using hardware cloth fencing like we did here.