American Netting -Trellis Netting
Trellis netting is a tool that gardeners use to support their plants and help the plants stand upright.
Trellis netting increases vertical garden yields even in small spaces by protecting tender vines and supporting plants. It is also used as a protective measure against insects, rodents, and ground-rot (because the plants will not touch the ground as much). Trellis netting ensures that plants grow upward in vertical farming. It also increases air circulation, pollination, and sun exposure.
Why Use trellis Netting?
Maximum yields, highest quality and faster harvest are all reasons to use trellis support netting. Train plants to their optimal position and size on a lightweight but strong trellis net. Whether you're growing vertically or horizontally, a well-designed system of trellis netting can support plants in their natural form.
Trellis netting is available in a variety of materials, including soft mesh nylon netting and heavy-duty plastics. To support climbing vegetables and flowers for cutting, select from our many types and sizes of netting on these pages.
How To Use trellis Netting?
Plastic and nylon trellis netting is made to control the spread of plants in ways that let plants thrive. Trellis netting is engineered to last under the stresses of doing its job. Advantages of trellis netting include ease of handling, light weight, durability and weather resistance. Nylon trellis netting is soft and gentle, but it’s capable of holding up stems and vines, which attach to it as they grow. It’s strong enough to handle all the weight your plants can throw at it.
Garden trellis netting can be suspended vertically, as from a roof edge. It can even be stretched between two upright stakes, forming a straight wall. For horizontal use, stretch it over an A-frame for two angled sides like those of a tent. When you choose netting, the main things to consider are how heavy your plants will be, and how big you will allow them to get. Bigger, heavier plants may dictate thicker netting.
Trellis net takes up very little storage space. Just stow after folding or winding the excess back onto the netting trellis roll.
Trellis Netting for Low-Stress Training
LST, or Low-Stress Training, and its related methods can benefit from the use of trellis netting. The netting improves air circulation, exposure to light, and access for easier harvesting. LST boosts your yield and eases the growing process by getting as much of one plant or more under your grow lights as possible.
More advanced LST methods include:
- SOG—Sea of Green. The goal of SOG is to have as many plants per square foot as possible and then move them quickly to the flowering or bloom stage of growth. This creates many smaller plants with more straight-up growth and limited side branching.
- ScrOG—Screen of Green. In this method, you have fewer plants per square foot than SOG. Doing so optimizes the available space for one or more individual plants. The result is a few big or one larger plant with all the side branches trained to grow through the trellis grid. ScrOG allows as much light to reach as much of the plant as possible.