|That's one use for old street brick.|
What's different with this cuke bed is that these cukes seem to like the idea of a ladder. Unlike the prior version, in which the plants had to navigate some rather small holes in the fencing, this one just allows them to climb straight up. Which they are doing with alacrity. I've taken the liberty of attaching the tops to the fence with some loose plastic clamps I found on ebay, but they seem to be anchoring themselves just fine.
I'm not sure how I'm going to keep them from smothering everything underneath without trimming off their leaves for a couple feet. Nor have I any inclination to do so. With this bed I'm not looking for nasturtium production, I can move the tarragon, and the radishes and beets, well, I've got more elsewhere. So grow, little gherkins, grow. And to pickles with the lot of you!
* I have this great idea for growing potatoes in a 55-gallon barrel...
** Tomorrow, being Saturday, is a day of rain.