training cucumbers to climb
I have mesh attached to a fence for my cucumbers to climb. The problem is that, because the sun is shining at the fence most of the day, the cucumber plants are sending most of their growth away from the mesh toward the sun. However, they are sending out vines in all directions including some toward the mesh, though these are smaller than the ones going in the "wrong" direction. My question is, if I simply prune off the vines that are growing away from the mesh, will the others compensate with more vigorous growth and start climbing?