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The best cukes for hoophouses

publication date: Mar 1, 2012
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Cucumbers can be a valuable crop when grown in a high tunnel. Like tomatoes, they are grown vertically on a trellis or string, so the yield per square foot can be impressive. The protected environment of the high tunnel allows for early and late production, and insect screening may thwart cucumber beetles in locations where the insects are a serious problem. Cucumbers can be grown in spring with tomatoes, or they can be the second crop after tomatoes, when tomato prices fall in mid summer.

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