The Hook and Wicket system used at Neversink Farm utilizes the Hook (Qlipr) system combined with wickets for trellising and lowering Tomatoes or Cucumbers without ladders. This is the most efficient system available.
The hook and Wicket trellis system used for tomatoes and cucumbers was developed by Conor at Neversink Farm for small scale growers.
Wickets can be combined with any lower and lean system (Qlipr Hooks, Roller Hooks, Tomahooks, etc) to avoid the problematic "leaning" portion of the lower and lean method. Rather the tomato or cucumber vines are laid or layered on top of wickets. The vine never leans but is lowered and moved. This reduces unnecessary time and effort as well as stress on the plant, while keeping fruits and vines off the ground.
Wickets are zinc plated heavy duty 6mm steel. Each wicket is made of three pieces. A pack of 11 weighs over 15 pounds.
Wickets should be placed at minimum every 20” within the row
For 30 inch Bed you would use a 24" Wicket
For 40 inch Bed you would use a 34" Wicket
LowCat or Wicket Risers
Risers increase the height of LowCats Tunnels by 10". Perfect for screening or frost protection of taller plants like kale or tomatoes. Requires extended LowCat shock cord.
Wicket risers will heighten trellising wickets by 10". For use with very long vines of cherry tomatoes (20’ or more) or cucumbers.
Risers are used in pairs, so a pack of Eleven pairs is Twenty Two individual risers.