Melon plants growing vertically at the UNH Greenhouse. Each plant as well as each melon was tied to the rafters. We grow tomatoes like this but never thought of melons. 🙂
Sling for fruit.
I grow cucumbers vertically, but never thought about trying to grow my watermelons this wya. i would need a block and tackle to support some of them! :>
So true, but it sure makes your imagination go wild.
My melons grown on the ground atop a landscape fabric to control the weeds. Horizontal space is not a concern for me as i am blessed to care for over three acres around my home.
I may need your advice because I’ve tried unsuccessfully to grow melons. Is there a type that you have good luck with?
I live in Virginia. We favor the Crimson Sweet due to the seedless nature. For me a good watermelon can be hampered by the annoyance of dealing with mouthfuls of seeds.
I saw pumpkins growing like this in France – full-sized, not the minis! Always wanted to try it 🙂
What a great idea! Like everyone else I’ve seen tomatoes like that but never melons (or pumpkins!).
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of new comments via email.
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Join 2,437 other followers
Click to follow the Master Gardeners of Strafford County, New Hampshire, community gardening projects.