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.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012.
Friday, August 31, 2012.
Sunday, September 2, 2012.
Stockings are providing support – for starters – but most likely additional support will be required.