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About Pole Beans | 6 Steps to Success: Select Varieties, Plant Seed & Set Up Your Trellis
Information on vining pole beans, including how to plant, setting up a trellis, recommended varieties and growing tips, from the experts at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Under cover and in the field, follow Phil Foster & John Bauer's 6 Easy Steps to Pole Bean Success. Read More
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Trellising & Crop Support Systems for Tomatoes | Stake & Basket-weave, Stake & Hanging String/Wire, Lower & Lean
A look at tomato trellising systems, with a focus on 3 different systems for trellising tomatoes in the field or protected culture, including instructions on setting up your trellis system from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Trellising Grapes
Learn the basics of trellising your grape vines, with descriptions of main trellising systems and links to additional learning resources. Read More
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Basket-weave Trellising Instructions for Tomato & Pepper Plants | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Trellising plants, such as tomatoes and peppers, eliminates fruit-to-soil contact, improves plant health, and can increase marketable yields. Higher-quality and easier-to-pick fruit translates into increased grower profits in the marketplace. The most common crops that basket-weave trellising is used for are tomatoes and peppers. Trellised plants remain upright, are easier to irrigate and harvest, and allow for more effective coverage should spraying become necessary. Trellising also promotes better air circulation that lowers humidity, allowing for more rapid drying following dew, showers, irrigation, or application of sprays... Read More
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Hortonova Trellis | Vertical & Horizontal Usage Charts (PDF)
Hortonova FA Horizontal trellis can be used to support long stems in cut-flower cultivation. Commercial strength, lightweight, polypropylene with 6" x 6" mesh for horizontal support also serves as a planting grid. UV resistant. Hortonova FG Vertical Trellis is additionally ideal for taller vines and climbing vegetables. Commercial strength, lightweight, polypropylene with 6" x 7" mesh; this is the 'go to' for most of your vertical trellising. Read More
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Hortonova & Trellinet | Instructions | Tech Sheet
Hortonova and Trellinet Installation Manual Trellising promotes plant health and increases yields of blemish-free fruit or straight flower stems. For both vegetables and flowers the plants remain upright, facilitating easier midseason crop care and harvest. Vertical and horizontal trellises have similar materials for their installation. Materials Needed: Support posts 9-guage galvanized cable String or twine Trellis Wooden cross bar (only for horizontal) Optional: Grade stakes Zip ties Vertical Applications 1. Set support posts 16 inches into the ground at a maximum distance of 25 feet apart. Read More
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Rollerhook | Instructions for Use
Rollerhook Hanging Trellis for Vining Greenhouse Crops – Instructions for Use. This product is designed to easily clip over greenhouse wire and let out extra twine and slide down the wire as needed to allow the user to lower and lean trellised vine crops, such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Rollerhooks are rated for a maximum weight capacity of 22 lb. (10 kg) and have an expected life of 3 seasons... Read More
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Cable Purlin Trellis for QuickHoops High Tunnels | Installation Manual (PDF)
Quick Hoops Cable Purlins Installation Instructions. This design allows trellising vine crops to the frame of any style of Quick Hoops high tunnel without creating pockets for water and snow to form like traditional purlins. The cable is suspended securely away from the plastic, allowing water and snow to easily run off. The following procedure is more easily accomplished when the tunnel is not covered but may be done after with a little more difficulty. Materials Needed: #9 wire #10 x inch hex-head self-drilling tech screws 1 hook and eye turnbuckle (2) -20x1-inch carriage bolt and nut 1 brace band... Read More
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Compostable Trellis Clips | Storage Instructions (PDF)
Please read these instructions before storing Compostable Trellis Clips. These clips are made from plant starches and, as a result, have a lower melting point than conventional plastic trellis clips. We do recommend that you store the clips in a cool, dry, and shaded location — not in direct sun in the greenhouse. Read More
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Rollerhook Replacement Spools | Instructions for Use
Rollerhook Replacement Spools are designed to replace the twine in Rollerhooks. Rollerhooks clip over greenhouse wire, spool twine out and slide down the wire as needed, to allow the user to lower and lean trellised vine crops such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Rollerhook is rated for a max capacity of 22 lb./10 kg... Read More
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Greenhouse Tomato Pruning & String Trellising | Tech Sheet (PDF)
This Tech Sheet provides instructions for pruning and string-trellising of greenhouse or hoophouse tomatoes, from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Video: How to Prune Trellised Cucumbers to Optimize Yield & Reduce Disease Pressure
Pruning the lateral growth points between the leaf, tendril, and developing fruit of trellised cucumber plants encourages upward growth and helps optimize yield. Read More
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Video: Lower & Lean Demonstration | An Intro to Greenhouse Rollerhook (or Tomahook) Trellising
Greenhouse vining crops benefit from the lower-and-lean trellising method, and the Rollerhook tool makes it easier to implement this inexpensive, highly efficient technique in your own greenhouse. Read More
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Certificate for Awarding & Use of 'OK Compost' Conformity Mark
Certificate for Awarding & Use of 'OK Compost' Conformity Mark Read More
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Tomahook | Instruction Sheet
Carefully follow these illustrated, step-by-step instructions to avoid tangling your Tomahook lines to and set the lines correctly for trellising vining crops under protected culture. Read More
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Determinate Tomato Varieties | Comparison Chart (PDF)
A full-color, downloadable, printable (PDF) version of our Determinate Tomato Varieties Comparison Chart, showing some of our most popular determinate varieties. Read More
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