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Mel's book says to make slings for cantaloupes going up the trellis. Are they too heavy for vertical climbing without help? and what do I use to make slings for them?.My trellis is just like the book and the seeds just sprouted but would really like some advice on the slings before they start climbing.. Thanks.
Hey Chopper,Chopper wrote:I asked this earlier in the season and someone gave me the tensile strength of nylon net and I ceased worrying about it.
That's good to hear. when I put up the trellis. I hung an 8 pound sledge in the netting.. So I assumed the reason for the sling was that the vine won't hold the fruit off the ground.. If the vine is okay with the weight I know the trellis is !
HouseofWool wrote:If you use pantyhose, how do you secure it to the trellis?
I put the little cantaloupe in to the foot or tied and cut off leg. Leave room for growth and tie it to the nylon netting.
T shirts are more like a sling with one side tied to one vertical string of the netting and the other side tied to another string with the melon cradled in the center. I don't think I have any pictures from previous years but I will make sure to take one later this year.
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It's my understanding that the sling is needed because the vine itself has a hard time fighting gravity once the fruit begins to get to a good size, especially as the fruit gets *almost* ripe, but isn't quite there yet.
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Gotta wait for Chocolatepop. She has support pantyhose pics. I checked her gallery but nothing there.
we used to do our gardening on the ground!
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