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Slings - the right way to do it?

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Slings - the right way to do it?

Post  Weedless_ on 8/29/2010, 2:20 pm

Seeing that we lost our first two watermelons due to bad sling (T-shirt strips), I am here to ask for advice on slings that work best, namely, don't stretch under the watermelon's weight, and don't choke the watermelon.
Also, best ways to attach the slings.
Any feedback appreciated.

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Re: Slings - the right way to do it?

Post  Shoda on 8/29/2010, 4:23 pm

I was just going to post the same question! Hope you get some good information! Also would be great to know when it is time to set up the slings. I have some winter squash that are getting pretty big.

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Re: Slings - the right way to do it?

Post  pattipan on 8/29/2010, 5:55 pm

This thread might help (as well as give you a good laugh!):

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/vertical-melons-t621.htm?highlight=melons

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Re: Slings - the right way to do it?

Post  Megan on 8/29/2010, 6:28 pm

The only thing I can contribute is that I have been using nylon stocking footies as slings and supports this year. Overall, it's worked well, but I had one case where the footie material was water absorbent enough to where the plant stem started to have a problem and I found a bunch of rolly pollys in between the stocking and the stem, gnawing away. I removed the footie and the branch survived. In all other cases, it did okay.

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Re: Slings - the right way to do it?

Post  chocolatepop on 8/30/2010, 12:55 am

depending on the item to be held. I put the nylon stocking on when it is young (like just slide it right inside) and then slit the stocking and tie it on to the trellis a few times.

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Re: Slings - the right way to do it?

Post  Chopper on 8/30/2010, 1:27 am

I am not sure this is even useful. I used a grocery bag for my pumpkin. I did make a hole in the bottom so any accumulated water would drain.


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Post  chocolatepop on 8/30/2010, 2:02 am

AWESOME reusing!

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Re: Slings - the right way to do it?

Post  Shoda on 8/30/2010, 1:01 pm

Thanks for the great information and links.

Now how will I know when my winter squash are ready to pick? I haven't grown them before.

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Re: Slings - the right way to do it?

Post  Megan on 8/30/2010, 6:29 pm

All I know is the skin will resist your thumbnail. I have gotten one rampicante squash to that stage so far. There is usually a color change as well. Hopefully someone will have more concrete information for you! Smile

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