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Cucumber trellis netting will increase crop yields as it allows better phyto sanitary 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 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, you reduce mildew from accumulating on the leaves and this in turn will decrease the possibility of fungal attacks due to excessive humidity.
So using a trellis net like HORTOMALLAS will increase your yields due to better phytosanitary conditions and to the well identified fact that by allowing plants to trellis naturally without manual training, one reduces plant stress (mechanical stress to be exact) which usually turns out to have negative consequences of about 8 to 10% in yields, as the plants need to concentrate their energies to rearranging leaf orientation towards the sun after one manually trellises the plant on a twine or stake.   Let us remember that plants are efficient organisms, they naturally maximize their photosynthetic functions and flowering, if we intervene mechanically each time there is a tutoring operation, we break that natural order and force the plant to reset itself instead of sending energies and lymph to the fruits that need to be filled.  Basically each manual operation we are delaying fruit production for about 3 to 4 days.
HORTOMALLAS cucumber netting will prevent plants mismanagement due to mechanical stress or even mechanical transmission of pathogensa condition that is quite common in intensive cultivations as the hands of the workers become the silent vectors for the transmission of diseases from a sick plant to the rest of the healthy population during handling

There are many benefits of Cucumber trellis for you as a gardener and your plants. We will explore this advantages here. To make a cucumber trellis, you may need the following items: 

  • Nails or deck screws (24)

  • A pack of broad Philips screws (75/pack)

  • 2” x 4” x 8” board (4)

  • A 100 foot of plastic clothesline

Cucumber trellis

Hortomallas´s best known product is the cucumber trellis netting, usually for most plantations a 1.5 meter high net is sufficient as the first 30 cm off from the ground do not need to be trellised as the cucumber plant can find its way up naturally using its tendrils to cling on to any sturdy structure.


The instruments needed to prepare a cucumber may include the ones listed below:

Cucumber trellis enhance your crops

Cucumber trellis enhance your crops


  • A shovel or digger

  • Scissors

  • 24” or 48” level

  • A power saw with a sharp cutting blade

  • Philips head bit Screwdrivers or Cordless Drill

  • A helper

In this article, you will learn a very easy and cheap method of making cucumber trellis within some hours.

Building a cucumber trellis is easy end economical!

Before we continue, we have to know more in-depth details about trellis. Trellis usually have a total height of about 8 feet and 3 feet wide. Only a length of 20 inches of the trellis should be buried underneath the ground so as to produce a trellis of 76 inches tall or 6foot-4inches. The dimensions above can contain up to four cucumber plants comfortably; two cucumber plants at each side.

plastic Cucumber trellis netting

HORTOMALLAS cucumber trellis will last many growing seasons even when used outdoors.


  • You can easily prevent fungi and other deadly organisms from destroying your cucumber plants by keeping the leaves dry. Why? Because the leaves are their target. So by simply watering the main stem of the plants, their leaves become drier.

  • It is much easier to harvest cucumber fruits that are cultivated on cucumber trellis than the ones grown elsewhere. The reason for this is because the fine arrangements of this trellis allow the fruits when ripped to be suspended at a level close to the eye level so you don’t stress yourself looking high and low for them. Apart from the cucumber fruits, the leaves and the thorny stems are well stacked so that you don’t get scratched up easily. So you don’t have to be frightened anymore whenever you need to visit your garden or farm.

  • As a farmer or gardener, you must know that cucumber vines grown on the ground will always return low turn up of cucumber fruits when compared to those grown on cucumber trellis at the harvest.

  • Cucumbers grown on trellis have this attractive looks and also taste great better than those allowed just to spread on the ground.

  • Cucumber trellis produces cucumber fruits that come out as neat as possible since they had no contact whatsoever with the dirty ground.

  • Cucumbers that just rested on the ground are known not to have a uniform colour because no light spots where they rested on the ground.

  • Growing cucumbers on a trellis save you plenty of garden space on which you can decide to grow other vegetables. This is because on trellis you can choose to grow your cucumbers vertically or horizontally.

  • Cucumber trellis prevents your plants from been attacked by some diseases like the powdery mildew which causes fruits to rot on the bottom. Trellis reduces the vulnerability of your cucumber plants to diseases.

  • Growing your cucumber plants on trellis ensures that you harvest healthy and unbent fruits.

Cucumber trellis netting

Cucumbers are natural climbers, and can be grown on a horizontal trellis system very profitably.


Hortomallas Hortomallas

HORTOMALLAS manufactures and markets crop support nettings (trellising and tutoring as alternatives to the raffia twine labor intensive traditional system) that increase crop quality. Our Mission is to: INCREASE VEGETABLE CROP YIELD AND PROFITABILITY TO ALL THOSE VEGETABLES THAT NEED TUTORING AND SUPPORT USING NETTING INSTEAD OF RAFFIA. Since 1994 we help professional growers and farmers improve their cucumber, tomatoes, melon, zucchini, bean, chile, peppers crops where trellises and supports are needed. HORTOMALLAS is the ideal system for cucurbitacea and solonacea to improve their phytosanitary conditions, while increasing the solar exposure and the brix degrees. Besides the obvious labor costs savings, the use of HORTOMALLAS increases the life span of the plant, allowing longer periods of harvests and of a greater quality. Call us, our crop specialists will help you with specialized attention in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula!

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