Pantyhose with slings
Zone 5 you need a sturdy trellis to tie the slings to. Maybe a stupid question, but do you know if he let the fruits develop inside the leg or if he used them like hammocks? If you are growing large beefsteak or slicer-type tomatoes, the individual fruits or fruit clusters will benefit from the support a sling provides, often preventing the fruit from dropping, splitting or breaking the stem. I am not having Watermellon Success, but my honeydews are great, they just sank lower and lower, but all stayed on the vine! Ok, that makes sense, James- I was a little worried about the hammock for fear the melon would somehow fall out.
Emergencies and First Aid - How to Make a Sling
The melon Sue is growing has the appearance and description of Yellow Doll, a very good small icebox melon. The cantaloupe is growing slowly but I expect it to be done in a week or so. Attached Images Sugar Baby sling Remove any leaves around the stem and then tie the pantyhose into a know at the top of the melon. Unsupported plants will sprawl along the ground, leaving fruits vulnerable to pest and disease problems. The Yellow ones we get here are mushy, I will have to try this one next year.
Emergencies and First Aid - How to Make a Sling - Harvard Health
If you can't find it, I'll try to post in in this thread when I get home. Welcome to the world's largest online community of tomato growers! Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum. Glad that all worked out for you, Kathy. Attached Images Sugar Baby sling Texas Coastal Bend Posts: Your response clicked a thought so I went to google images and found these:
When you want an onion, just cut off the bottom one right below the knot and the rest stay neatly in place until needed. Pumpkins are thirsty plants and should get about 2 inches of water each week. Sunflowers started by bigdaddie. Wrap each piece in a square of pantyhose, gathering the corners and tying with twine to make a little bag. Thanks for sharing that.