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Post  Beth Miriam 3/7/2023, 4:46 pm

I have never grown melons before.  I have a stone wall that I would like to use for support instead of building a trellis.  There would be about 4 feet of vertical growth and then the vines would have to be trained to go horizontally where they would have a good 8-10 feet.  Is horizontal growth as good as vertical?  Will they grip the wall with out net or string? 

Excited to have some watermelon WITH seeds later on this summer.
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Post  AntB 3/7/2023, 5:09 pm

I had a bunch of 2 LB pumpkins that went crazy up a wall with chicken wire on it, and they did fine. I also planted one on Mel’s Trellis (galvanized conduit with woven mesh) and it grew fine there. I ended up tying hammocks under these pumpkins only because we got some windy, rainy weather right before harvest season and I didn’t want to lose them after caring for them all summer! The ones on the wall needed nothing, I think because they weren’t as exposed to the wind/rain.
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Post  sanderson 3/9/2023, 4:36 am

Watermelons need something to vine around, to grab onto. You could lean a trellis against the wall or add the trellis design in the book.

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