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Vertical Grown Plant Care

Jenn Smith

Posted on July 28 2020

While there are many types of vegetables to grow in home gardens, some growers choose to grow tomatoes, pumpkins, beans, cucumbers and other vertical growing plants that "climb." Climbing plants to grow require trellis netting to hold up the plant during the growth cycle. Here is what gardeners should know about trellis netting. 

Trellis nets are used in several growing applications such as for vertical plants; flowers; and hydroponic systems including cannabis and hemp. Trellis netting is a high visibility net (white color) proven to increase productivity of plants while providing the necessary support for proper growing.

The netting can be installed vertically or horizontally. When installed vertically, the netting directs the growth path of the plants, keeping the straight. Installing the Hortonova trellis netting horizontally allows plants to grow on an even level through the holes in the netting and use the strands for support, receiving direct sunlight throughout the daytime (required for cannabis buds among other types of plants). This method maximizes the productivity of the plant and increases growing yields.

Trellis netting is easy to install around climbing plants in gardens although it is not as effective in keeping away deer, birds and other wildlife. If this is a concern, a deer fence that is at least 7.5 feet high may be required around the growing site.