I'm trying this way of growing cukes for the first time this yr. I usually have pretty good luck w/ cukes excepting for last yr w/ all the rainstorms we had about everyday. This yr I'm hoping for better luck! A friend of mine grows hers in nice, big cuke cages! I'm trying it cuz I did raised gardens this yr and I didn't know where the cukes were going to go. I hate it when the cuke plants start attaching themselves to my other veg plants!