This year I used a few tomato ladders
grouped together to create a cucumber trellis alternative. The cucumbers loved them. I used them instead of a trellis mainly because I could stack them and they would be higher than a trellis. They are also stronger than most trellises. See the picure at the right when they are fully grown. It looks like a cucumber tree. It is very exciting looking in the foliage and finding these beautiful cucumbers just hanging there. It is almost like an easter egg hunt!!!! Because you get a thrill each time you find one. But you have to look carefully because when you miss them they get very fat and are not as delicious.
Click on this link and scroll down a bit to see the cucumbers starting to grow up the trellis.