Yesterday we took off the plastic from the greenhouse. In a previous post I wrote about setting it up for the season and improving the structural stability. Well now that summer is almost here, it is time for the second use of the green house, a trellis for growing cucumbers on. Last year we tried growing Asian long beans on the green house, but for a number of reasons that did not work out so well. First, the Asian long beans were not very vigorous, and even if they were, an unstable green house that would fall apart in a strong wind would not have tolerated all that weight. With the stability problem solved, I thought we would try again. Rather than using twine as a trellis material, I found two nice big pieces of welded wire fencing that would work perfectly. I stretched the first piece of fencing over the frame of the green house and got it placed where I wanted it. I secured it to the frame using pieces of wire that were first used to hold on the plastic. I did the same thing with the second piece and the trellis was complete. Super simple, super easy, and hopefully super productive. We will be growing Double-Yield cucumbers on the trellis. I think Double-Yields are a Russian heirloom, and as their name states, promise huge harvests. They are great for fresh eating or pickling. Along with the cukes, we have half circles of Cincinnati Market radishes planted around each cucumber plant, and two rows of Giant Musselburgh leeks along the walking path. This is a fun experiment that I think will pay-off at harvest time! Cheers!