My watermelon experiment

  • Last summer I tried watermelons, cantaloupes, and honey-dew. I made hammocks, beds out of t-shirts, mesh beds and all sorts of ways for them to hang from my trellis. All the melons grew misshapen and were small. I have an idea! I am growing melons this summer in my raised boxes but I hope for the vine to grow to the ground and have the melons sit there and get big. I planted all three types of melon seeds and they all have sprouted. When they vine to the ground, I will pinch off any flowers until the vine reaches the ground. I hope it works! Stay tuned to see. I planted carrots in the middle of the box and all the melons around the sides.


    May 14th, 2013 | 3 Comments |

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  • Great idea, good luck with the melons!

  • What kind of lattice is that? it looks like a coated metal? Where would you find that? thanks!! I have two raised beds built and you’ve given me so many ideas of how much I can plant! thanks!!! 🙂

  • Chantelle,
    Hi! The wire trellis is a cattle panel I bought at a local farm supply store.
    here is a blog post I made with all the details:

    I hope it helps!

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