How many cucumber plants can I fit in here?


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How many cucumber plants can I fit in this bed? I believe it’s a 4x4.
 

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Maybe 2. The seeds are small but they are a viney large leafed plant gourd like plant that will crawl out of that space with ease and the crowding can easily cause lack of airflow and good insect conditions which will lead to bacterial wilt. they have an indeterminant habit rather than a bush habit and so will also require a trellis or loose cage of some sort.
 

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I think I would try 2 as well. We plant in a 4' wide raised bed. We place our cucumber plants about 36" apart in our rows so that would only be one per row in this bed. I would stagger the plants so that you don't have the plants directly across from each other.
 
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I use plant supports and their vertical growth doesn't take much space. I'm putting in 4 plants ina space 2/3 that size. Then up tney go,
 
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If you build a trellis across the center of the bed you can easily plant 4. Two on either side of the trellis.
 
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Put in trellises now! The trellises don't have to be fancy--poles with wire or strong string stretched between them at 2' intervals will work.
Or, you could lift some of the cuke seedlings and put them somewhere else.
 

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