A vertical or horizontal trellis net provides support f […]
A vertical or horizontal trellis net provides support for taller plants such as pole beans, which produce more than twice as many beans as bush varieties. The supports also make it easier to pick plants and monitor pests. In addition, a trellis provides a great perch for bug-eating birds.
A trellis net should be installed in the spring before the plants grow too tall. For example, if you are planting small flowers, you should install the vertical netting before the flowers grow half as tall as the vertical trellis. If you are planting larger plants, you can install the horizontal netting when the plants are around six inches tall. The vertical trellis net can be installed on a post that's at least six inches higher than the horizontal trellis. The netting should be attached to the cross bars of the trellis with monofilament or a tie.
The use of a trellis is a great way to direct the growth of your plants. This helps them receive more sunlight, which results in better growth and ripe fruits. Another benefit of a trellis is that it improves air circulation around the plant and helps control the spread of pests. It also reduces the risk of rot and mold.