I only planted one cucumber plant earlier this summer and that may end up being a move I regret. If not regret, it is something that I'll need to rectify next spring by planting more - and building a trellis over the winter to support them.
Over the past week or two, the plant has started to really begin to produce some fruit. They were all small and un-pickable just yet, but for the first cuke below:
It is a good size - about 8 inches - and plenty girth-y. The book my sister Vic gave me recommends one plant per person eating from the garden, so that means that we'll need 3-4 plants next year (two for us, two to give away to our families). That's the book below which also recommends the trellising of the plants.