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Stocking Stuffers

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator

We have a test bed for Sugar Baby watermelons in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. We haven’t tried melons before because melons are generally space hogs. The vines are sprawling and need elbow room to roam. Our test involves vertical support: bamboo tripods with sisal twine lateral support. Vertical vining means the fruit will have to be supported in mid-air.

Sugar Baby melon

Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

 

Sugar Baby melon

Friday, August 31, 2012.

Sugar Baby melon

Sunday, September 2, 2012.

 

Sugar Baby melon in hammocks

Stockings are providing support – for starters – but most likely additional support will be required.

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