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HOW TO BUILD A SIMPLE CUCUMBER SUPPORT FOR YOUR GARDEN

Cucumber is a climbing plant with tendrils and vines that pull it upward, and just like other vine crops it requires a plant support for it to develop  and produce fruits efficiently. Using a cucumber support increases yield by allowing the crop grow upwards where the leaves are exposed to light. THE IMPORTANCE OF A […]


Horticultural Netting

Horticultural netting is the act of providing support to vegetables allowing them to grow in the best way possible. The net is made out of polypropylene; and was made famous in the 1960’s in England and Italy. Horticultural nets are available in a lot of different sizes; made for different purposes. The smaller mesh sizes […]


Cucumber trellis netting will increase crop yields as it allows better phytosanitary conditions

Cukes are natural climbers that grow healthier on a vertical trellis system. The reason one should use a cucumber trellis when growing cucumbers, is because cukes, like most cucurbits, use climbing tendrils to climb upright towards the light source and by doing so they extend their branches vertically allowing better air circulation.  When you are able to increase air flow, […]


HORTOCLIPS tutoring rings together with HORTOMALLAS support netting provide the complete tutoring solution for vegetable crops.

The tutoring rings can be used together with support netting and clips to tutor plants. The importance of having a good tutoring system for vegetable crops based around HORTOMALLAS support netting and HORTOCLIPS tutoring rings is clear: an upright plant separated from soil moisture grows free from the amount of plant pathogens that affect untutored […]


When support netting falls down: advantages of tutoring with HORTOMALLAS

The advantages of tutoring with HORTOMALLAS outweigh using agricultural raffia There are many advantages of tutoring with HORTOMALLAS. Strong winds and heavy rain, overly soft soil or faulty posts can often cause a section of vegetable support netting to collapse, whether it has been made using raffia or HORTOMALLAS. Tutoring with HORTOMALLAS on the other […]


Tutoring squash plant and other climbers with tendrils

How to use tendrils of the squash plant to work in your favor. The chayote squash plant (sechium edule) is from the cucurbitaceae family on which tutoring and trellising techniques may be applied for crop management and increased yields. But what is tutoring and how does it work? Training plants using a support netting method […]