Supporting the Melons
Tuesday was a fun day in the garden, because we got to search among the vines in the Vertical Garden for melons, and then tie them up to support the melons.
This is one of the ‘Edonis’ melons on the other vine. You can tell it’s going to have the seams in it already. The ‘Edonis’ vine only has a couple melons on it, while the ‘Tasty Bites’ has tons of melons starting.
So, because cantaloupe tend to “slip” from the vine when they start to ripen, we need to support them in some way to keep them hanging on the vine until we pick them. We also don’t want the weight of the melons to damage the vines.
“I need more hoes!”
“What kind of hoes?”