Cut flower production usually requires netting that is […]
Cut flower production usually requires netting that is installed horizontally. When the stems of the plants are six inches tall, the first layer of netting is installed, and the second or third layers should be installed as the plant's growth cycle advances. The new layers should be installed when the stems are six to eight inches taller than the existing netting.
If you're not familiar with netting, it is a type of plastic mesh that provides support to climbing plants. It is made of top quality polypropylene through a unique process of dual stretching and extrusion. This material is extremely lightweight and suitable for fast-growing climbers. It also features square holes (15 x 17 cm) that help support longer stemmed cut flowers.
A flower support net will keep your plants centered while receiving maximum sunlight and air. It can help prevent valuable flower crops from falling over and will help plants grow straight and evenly. In addition, it will allow you to grow plants at the proper spacing.
Plastic netting is a great choice for protecting long stemmed cut flowers. Without netting, the weight of excess moisture can bend or break the stems, leading to damaged, or dirty flowers. It is easy to attach trellis netting to the trellis using UV-resistant zip ties or electrical-coated wire. Afterwards, you can tie the netting directly to the support post or weave it into the support wire.