Trellis netting growing veggies and vining plants

Improve crop yields installing the economical HORTOMALLAS trellis netting

Trellis netting is the ideal support for many commercial crops, like eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, and vining plants.

hortomallas support net installed on garden

The trellis support can provide the ideal support for many commercial crops.

Indeed all kind of plants and vegetables that tend to grow vertically are suitable to be efficiently sustained by trellis netting. Moreover most of them are not woody plants so their stems are delicate and easily bent.

Tutoring Vegetables belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family

Many cucurbitaceae crops are climbing plants thanks to their aerial parts, called tendrils. In the effort of reaching the light, these plants have a natural habit to look for any available support. Examples of popular cucurbitaceae are: cucumbers, squashes, like pumpkins and zucchini.

Hortomallas trellis netting are so strong and resistant that can be a long lasting plant support even for heavy cucurbitaceae crops like melons or watermelons.

Cucurbitaceae are subjected to suffer of bacterial and fungal diseases. Trellis netting allows a more efficient phytosanitary control system.

Supporting Veggies belonging to Solanaceae family

Also eligible for satisfactorily use of trellis netting are de solanaceae plants. Some of most common solanaceae vegetables are tomatoes, potato, eggplant and peppers. They adapt very well to vertical growing. Tomatoes can be affected by Virus spread by the infected hands of the grower. Training the tomatoes plants in growing on trellis netting reduces the need of manipulating the crops so risk of infection is significantly reduced. In fact once the branches have started to climb among the net there is no need of further human intervention.

Benefits of vertical cultivation with trellising nets

If you have a limited area to cultivate your veggies you definitely need to use trellis netting. You can save space and get more yield at the time.

trellising inside in greenhouse

Using a double wall of trellising net allows growers in greenhouses to save on manually tutoring tomatoes and peppers.

Having your plant growing vertically it is more convenient because they are more accessible for daily maintenance. Pruning and harvesting at the right height become easier. Furthermore handling pets and disease control is faster and more comfortable when plants are climbing on a structure that permits some space among the canopy. In addition air circulation is guaranteed for a healthier environment.

Vertical cultivation is not only for gardeners with space problems. In open fields, in greenhouses or shadehouses using trellis netting increase growth and quality of the harvest.

Training the branches on trellis nets helps the plants to grow faster and more vigorously. In fact with the necessary support provided by the net, the plant can concentrate its energy on expanding its branches or in producing bigger and more uniform fruits.

Use of trellis netting contributes in preventing smothering the harvest and facilitates harvesting process.

trellis netting

Trellis netting is used effectively to increase yields in melon greenhouses, studies show a 30% yield improvement over raffia strings.

Keeping trailing vines off the humid ground has several advantages. On one hand if they don’t touch the soil they don’t rot and they are not exposed to the attacks of virus like the TMV, bacteria and fungus. On the other hand they are safe from any damages caused by walking nearby.

Plague control is more effective when vegetables grow on trellis netting because it easier to check the foliage and because they can be easily sprayed.


Trellising with SCROG netting, HORTOMALLAS the best solution.


Thanks to trellising with SCROGScreen of Green technique – we delicately force a plant that would grow vertically, on a single central stem, to grow horizontally, symmetrically on several branches. This is achieved by installing a Trellising net as a screen between the plants at their early stage of vegetation and the source of light. To prepare the plants to grow horizontally we recommended to divide the main stem in different branches using the “topping” technique. Thus the foliar growth available for photosynthesis is stimulated and enhanced. In parallel the lower branches are lifted. This procedure reduces the height of the plant and favors the horizontal development and a better exposition to the light. Trellising with Scrog is a tutoring system especially efficient when growers need to cultivate indoors, where space is limited. It allows to maximize the production per square meter, creating a perfect flowering cover, homogeneously exposed to the light source.

SCROG netting

Flower shoots starting to be trained with trellis netting very early on.

Thanks to trellising with SCROG the plant is tutored using the squared meshes. The plant grows upward through the mesh for a few centimeters and then it passes through again downward. The manual training is carried out until the state of fluorescence.
Trellising with SCROG not only supports the plant. It serves especially as a way to regularly organize the branches so that each new outbreak receives direct light and grows at the same height as the others. As a result the grower gets a higher and more uniform harvest.

Flowers and hemp plants are best produced when Trellising with SCROG net

support netting installed in plants

With the SCROG net helps to your crops, providing the best support for that them achieve a good growth.

Usually the lower leaves inevitably receive less light. The lower they are, the less they are exposed to light. Using the trellising with SCROG method more leaves can reach the same height of the net, as a consequence the outbreak of the lower buds is favored.

The branches tend to outgrow the mesh, growing towards the light. Thanks to the Scrog screen, each branch can occupy a frame. Once it grows about 5 cm more, the grower has to slowly and gently push the branch underneath the mesh toward the nearest frame.

trellising with SCROG netting

Flower support with trellis netting is similar to SCROG net.

This activity should be continued until covering about 60-80% of the trellis surface. For more growth control, the branches can be fixed by means of HORTOCLIP, plastic clips that are reusable after disinfection and easy to open and close.

Advantages of trellising with SCROG

MALLAJUANA is the ideal trellising net to be used as a screen in a SCROG tutoring system for plant training. Thanks to this system it is possible to maximize the yield of the crop in a limited area, using few plants. To give an example, 5 plants may fit in a square meter. Out ff these 5 plants an intense production can be obtained, without the need to maintain a superior number of plants with the relative management problems. Trellising with SCROG is cost-effective and maintenance-free, easy to apply, removable, reusable and easily storable.

support net installed on plants

With a Vertical support, avoid that prescence of the diseases or other damages.

In addition to promoting the horizontal development, it keeps the plants separate and ordered, allowing a good flow of air through the foliage. Adequate air circulation prevents diseases due to humidity, such as viruses and fungal infections

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The MALLAJUANA trellis is the ideal trellis mesh for apply the SOG and SCROG.


Trellising cucumbers and other vegetables, technology in agroindustry

Among cucurbits with highly efficient tendrils, trellising cucumbers is the easiest.

Trellising cucumbers and other vegetables is more cost effective when you utilize trellis netting. In agriculture competitiveness is very high and you need to do new efforts to reduce direct and indirect expenses.

Hortomallas is committed to designing and manufacturing practical and innovative solutions for agriculture, and especially horticulture, like for example, trellising cucumbers and other crops.

Trellising cucumbers and other vegetables with tutoring netting aims to improve working conditions of growers and to rationalize times and costs.

Naturally the tendrils of cucumber allow the plant to grow vertically. Trellising net helps in tutoring the plants and supporting the weight of the crops.

trellising cucurbits

Bitter melon has the same growing characteristics as cucumbers when it comes to climbing on a crop net.

Trellis netting is useful for ensuring a regular development of the plants and a better exposure to sunlight and aeration of the crops. As a consequence, the phytosanitary conditions and photosynthetic efficiency improve. Fungal diseases are very common in cucumbers. Trellising cucumbers prevents the attack from the pathogens. Thanks to the trellis net, enhanced airflow among the canopy, maintains the leaves dry reducing fungal attacks.

Other diseases like bacteria and viruses can be limited thanks to the use of trellising cucumbers. The cucumber suffer of the same diseases that affect the melon: the virus called Cucumber mosaic, Verticillium and Pythium as major fungal diseases and aphids as worst enemy of the pests. Viruses are transmitted mechanically or by insects or by the hands of the workers themselves. In fact manipulating an infected plant without a good health practice, increases the risk of transmitting the pathogen to all the plants. Trellis net is a structure that avoids a frequent manipulation of the leaves and the branches during the tutoring process. Thus decreasing considerably the risk of infecting other plants.

trellising cucumbers

Cucumber tendrils facilitate the vertical growth on HORTOMALLAS trellis nets.

Advantages of vertically cultivation with cucumber net

Cucumber were traditionally cultivated “on ground”. Trellising cucumbers permits significant reduction of:

1. risk of diseases favoured by humidity

1. hand labour

2. rate of spreading Viruses

3. mechanical Stress

4. soil and pests damages

And an increase of:

1. pollination

2. valuable characteristics of the harvest, such as the homogenous color and greater size

3. total production and production of healthy products

4. earlier harvest

trellis netting

Just like trellising cucumbers, hops, beans and peas take advantage of tendrils to climb vertically.

One of the advantage of trellising cucumber using trellis net is that it decreases the mechanical stress of the plant. Mechanical stress of plant occurs when it is highly manipulated, that is the case of tutoring with raffia string. As a consequence of an alteration of the plant arrangement, the plant has to employ its energies to redirecting towards the source of light in the following 3-4 days.

The traditional tutoring technique in greenhouse and open field consists in bundling and fixing nylon wire or raffia manually. This practice require significant installation costs, in terms of labor and time.

New tutoring system for trellising cucumbers, tomatoes, melons and other vegetables, replaces the manual practice of tying the plants using raffia twine or nylon.

Hortomallas trellising net is a high quality material

Made of polypropylene, its main characteristics are:

  • * Strong
  • * Easy to install
  • * Uv resistant
  • * Reusable
  • * Easily storable
  • * Ideal for horticulture: tomatoes, beans, melons, sweet peas, vining plants
  • * Usable in greenhouse, shade-houses and outdoors