How Many Times can HORTOMALLAS, crop support netting, be re-used?This is is an example of a VERY profitable crop using HORTOMALLAS crop support netting many times over! In these pictures you can see pole beans almost ready to be harvested, this is the second crop grown in the same furrow, using the same mulch, irrigation, trellis net and posts. The previous crop (as you may notice from the leaves and fruits on the ground) had been cucumber. Once you are done harvesting the first crop, you simply cut the plants leaving them to dry on HORTOMALLAS trellis net for a few weeks. During the first new moon you plant directly into the ground the bean seeds using the same orifices used for the previous cucumber crop. As soon as the bean plant starts emerging from the ground you may pull the old dried cucumber plant off HORTOMALLAS vegetable support net. The cycle is then repeated again with cucumber (nursery grown plants or from seeds) since the leguminose waste of the previous bean crop (they fix nitrogen to the soil) will help fertilize and recover the earth used as medium. You may continue this endless cycle until climatic or phytosanitary conditions allow it or will be better to let the parcel rest a few cycles. In the image you may see how the grower in this example decided not to use a tension string on top of the net in between posts, since the HORTOMALLAS mesh itself is strong enough to support many crops while the net itself acts as a tensioner. further increasing the economic advantages and savings of this type of vegetable support system and tutor! This crop rotation also works with solonaceaes/cucurbitaceae/legumes alternating the three species (while always taking advantage of the permanent infrastructure) as long as the conditions allow it.
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!