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Trellis distance from plant.

Posted by Jaybob 5 (My Page) on
Thu, May 10, 12 at 12:46

This year I'm going to try using a trellis with my tomatoes using the Dalen Gardeneer Netting. Those of you that use this or something similar, can you tell me how high up off the ground you start the netting, and how close to the plant you put it? I'm using 10' of 3/4 metal conduit as my posts.

Thanks!


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RE: Trellis distance from plant.

Apparently few here have used it.

I looked it up and it says it is 5 feet wide, right? So if you are growing determinates it could start at ground level, if indeterminates then raise it up a foot off the ground like those who use cattle panels do so you end up with 5-6 feet in height over all.

How close? As close as possible. Netting is going to be so flexible that support would be flimsy unless the plants are practically on top of it. Once they develop some size and have the weight of fruit on them it will sag a great deal unless you really have some good tension on it.

Dave


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