Growing Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd can be difficult specially if you live in a condo or areas with a limited space. However, I found a nifty solution that is not only easy to install but also a breeze to remove.
I did try using tamsi or fishing rope but that proved difficult to accomplish. When pulled side to side, the whole thing would look like a mess apart from it being difficult to tie on each end.
My plan was to put up a net-like structure with enough spaces in between to let the vines climb upon. It was also to be put on a newly-painted white wall so using kawayan or kahoy was never an option. I was about to abandon this plan and just let my Ampalaya climb into our Atis tree when I saw this product in Lazada.
What I really like about this Nylon Trellis Net Support is how easy it is to install. It fits perfectly on our wall and only need 4 nails to support it. It works modular which means I can just add another one on either side to extend coverage. In the future, I’d like to try it horizontally installed, so I get Ampalaya fruits hanging above my head.
The possibility of using this net support product is limitless. I could think of a dozen ways to use it but for now, Bitter Gourd is what I love to grow.
At the time of purchase, it was 178 per piece. The size is about 1 x 1.5 meter. I bought 2 of these and planning to buy some more in the future. Overall, the product works, is neat and downright cheap.