For gardens that have confined spaces, garden trellis netting can be a perfect solution to maximize your garden’s productivity. The netting is designed to attach to support poles or some other median that allows it to hang freely and attach to the ground. When done properly the trellis net will provide a natural and clean method for your vine plants to grow vertically.
There are a number of vegetables that thrive with a vertical arrangement, and if you follow a gardening method such as square foot gardening, you will find that you have more and more use for vertical gardening. This type of netting for use as a garden trellis can be an inexpensive solution for your garden box.
Most vine vegetables are capable of climbing the netting. Vine rather than bush tomatoes are an excellent candidate for this type of growth. The vine varieties of vegetables can save you a considerable amount of space. Rather than grow out, they grow up. And more likely than not, you have plenty of room up.
Another advantage of vine vegetables is that they tend to have a slightly different production schedule than bush plants. Vine beans, for example, tend to have a longer harvest, with more spread out production. If you are unable or uninterested in canning or storing your vegetables, this spread out harvest will allow you a more even distribution throughout the season.
Other vegetables that thrive on a garden trellis net are peas, cucumbers, squash (if properly supported), and different flower varieties. Some gardeners will even grow melons vertically, and have found that the plant and trellis are more than strong enough for a successful planting.
The most common type of netting is nylon garden trellis netting. The nylon is strong enough to support the weight of the plant and weathers well with exposure to sun and water. You can find or make you own variations of this netting, but you will likely have the best success with nylon.
The key to any real trellis solution is to build the frame with sufficient support to hold both the garden netting and the plants. Metal or pvc tubing can easily be converted into a trellis frame, allowing you to buy the parts from your local hardware store. Understand that pvc piping will need to be sufficiently thick to support the structure. There are also a number of garden trellis netting kits available on the market that either come with or include instructions for the frame.