Growing cucumbers in buckets - practical and convenient
1) the mole is not getting close and cannot harm it;
2) it's much easier to provide new soil every year, to protect against disease
3) Watering and fertilising is more targeted - only in the bucket area.
P.S. A mole in the garden is a very good sign because it only makes its burrows in good soil and helps clear the ground of various insects, caterpillars and centipedes, so you must not chase it away, but learn to live with it.
A bucket made of wood, plastic or even rusty metal can be useful for planting cucumbers in the greenhouse.
Put rotted manure + a handful of bio-compost or worm compost and peat in the bucket, leaving 3 cm unfilled from the top of the bucket, and the buckets can be dug into the greenhouse soil.
The edge of the bucket must be above ground level to prevent the mole from gaining access to the plant.
Cucumber plants are tended as usual, but if the ground becomes saturated from watering, the bucket can be topped up with peat.
Cucumbers love humidity - especially during blooming and harvesting. However, it is advisable to reduce watering during blooming and then restart it. This can encourage cucumbers to form more quickly. In hot weather, they can even be sprayed frequently.
It is important that the greenhouse is draught-free, as cucumbers cannot tolerate this.