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VEGETABLE TRELLIS NET IS YOUR BEST OPTION FOR SPACE SAVING

Double and accelerate the production of your yield by using vegetable trellis net

Using trellis for training your plants is a practice that has a lot of advantages, among which is the improvement of your yield’s production and the increase of usable space. It also makes harvesting simpler and faster, because you do not have to look for crops inside bushy plants. This also helps you to lose fewer products, because it will be really hard for you not to find them and let the rot. There are several trellising systems and supports, the one you choose will mostly depend on what type of plant you are planning to grow.

Most people use vegetable trellis net to train tomatoes. Determinate varieties of tomato do not really need a trellis support. They grow until they reach a certain length, are medium-sized and tend to ripen fruit in a shorter period. Usually training them with stakes or cages will do. In the other hand, indeterminate tomatoes grow during all season, and only stop ripening fruit when winter comes. This is why trellis system comes so in handy when growing vine tomatoes.

However, trellising also is very helpful when growing several vegetable plants. Cucumbers, for example, are very much easier to plant and to maintain when trained on a vegetable trellis net. It will need a sturdy support structure though, so when fruits reach their normal size, they do not pull off the vine or the whole trellis wall. Cucumber are usually trained in an A-frame trellis wall, and when it starts ripening the fruit, those will be much easier to find and pick up than when growing directly on the ground, since it will hang below the frame. When planting cucumbers, make sure they are approximately a foot apart from the base of the trellis.

Vegetable trellis net is also ideal for training small types of melon and pumpkin. Crops will be less damaged and healthier since they are off the ground. Melon or pumpkin should be planted at least 36 inches (91 cm) away from the trellis. The A-frame method should also have a good performance in these cases because of the weight of these plants. If you still need reinforcement, you can use plastic rings to help your plant to have better grip. You should consider avoiding the use of nylon and twine, especially the latter, because it can choke the plant and can also transmit it hard to eradicate diseases. Wire should not be an option either, since when it heats up it can burn your plant’s vines and crops.

Vegetable trellis net is also perfect for containing any kind of wild berries bushes. Since these plants are very light, they do not really need much support, but certainly need some structure to work as a limit or they will occupy too much space. Making little cages with vegetable trellis net may work to maintain them of the desired size, but keep in mind that you should place it when the plant is not fully developed yet or if it has been recently pruned.

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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