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LEARN HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN WIRE WALL TRELLIS BY YOURSELF

Try these tips to make the process of building your wire wall trellis easier

Wire trellises are widely used for training plants since low cost of this material. Its high resistance and durability makes it last through seasons. However, wire trellises are not only used by gardeners, but also by architects, because it is an aesthetically pleasing option to us as decorative fences or facades for privacy.

If you are planning to use wire trellis to train your plants, posts may work as enough support (depending on the plant you are going to grow), but if you need a stronger structure and you do not feel like building a frame, or if you simply want to give you garden a decorative touch, you should try making a wire wall trellis. Trellising the mesh on your own might seem easy and attractive for home activities enthusiasts, but it actually takes some hard work and can be a little tedious. If you really want a wire wall trellis in your garden, but want to save time, you should consider buying a wire mesh and nailing it to the wall; but before even thinking of picking up your hammer, you should keep in mind that this is not recommended for hot weather zones, since it could burn your plant, causing it severe damage. Besides, in humid zones, wire can easily rust en no time and though this might not seem like a problem, you will realize it actually is when your leaves, flowers and fruits start showing rust marks. Plastic trellises are a less long-lasting option than wire, but if you look at it in retrospect, it makes you save more concerns. Plastic will not lodge pathogens, can be easily removed, washed and placed again, and turns out to be cheaper alternative for wire wall trellises.

Anyway, for making this project, dimensions are up to you and what you are looking to achieve, but if you do not know where to start simply nail vine eyes into your wall’s mortar spaces; they should be at most 6 feet (1,82 m) apart from each other, or they will not support the weight of the plant. Keep nailing below and above your first row until you have a pattern of the desired size. Horizontal rows should be separated between each other by approximately 18 inches (45 cm), and should start 12 inches (30 cm) away from the ground.

Once you have placed or made you wire wall trellis, it is time to plant. Make sure that the hole you dig is twice the size of the container your plant was in, because when you get it out of it, it will expand its roots. You should also consider that your plant must be at least 12 inches (30 cm) away from the wall, because nearby soil is really dry, and your plant could not absorb all the nutrients it needs for growing healthy.

After transplanting, you should provide your plant with enough water and fertilizer. When it finally reaches the wall, it will require help to start climbing it. Tie main stems to the mesh using plastic rings instead of ties, since they are cheaper, reusable, and will harm your plant by choking its branches. At its young stage you will need to train the plant, trying stems as they grow, but in time it will start holding to the wire wall trellis itself, and you will be able to take off ties.

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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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