2. When the vines are about 3 metres long, cut the vine at the fuzzy tuft at the end of each vine. This is done so the plant can concentrate its energy on developing the flowers and small cucumbers that are already there, and will not form any additional flowers.
Good and bad companions for cucumbers
Beans, cabbage, sweetcorn, lettuce, tomatoes, parsley, onions, peas and radishes are good companions for cucumbers. As bees are crucial for cucumber pollination, non-aromatic herbs that attract bees, such as borage, as well as marigold and nasturtiums are excellent neighbours. Avoid planting cucumbers next to potatoes or herbs with a strong scent, such as sage.