Cucumber Plants
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Cucumbers

Zone Niles IL 60714 | Anonymous added on July 17, 2017 | Answered

My plants are growing all over and now into the driveway. If I cut the lead edge will that harm the plant or just stop the growth?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 18, 2017

You can locate the main stem of the plant and remove any side shoots that are growing from this main vine.
Remove the first 4 to 6 shoots growing closest to the base of the plant and leave all the rest.
Plants grow quickly, so you may have to do this more then once.

I also may suggest putting up a temporary fence or trellis to gently place the cucumber vines on.

This article will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/planting-cucumber-fence.htm

For future planting, I would suggest growing a 'Bush Cucumber'. I have raised beds and this type of plant stays much more contained and still produces lots of cucumbers.

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