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.
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.
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.
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.