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Post  jaspvs 3/26/2010, 4:11 pm

I have been reading about using slings on the vertical gardening for things like melons, pumpkins, some squash but no description of them. Does anyone have ideas on this?
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Post  junequilt 3/26/2010, 4:59 pm

Hi, jaspvs. I'm new to this Forum, but not to square foot gardening. It's been a long time since I grew melons in a SFG, but when I did, I used old, laundered panty hose as a sling. I cut off the hose at the knee and slipped the young fruit (canteloupe) inside the foot section. I tied a nice big knot at the top so I could attach it to a length of rope, which was suspended from the top of the frame. The hose expanded nicely as the fruit matured.

Using the foot of the pantyhose was great becase I didn't have to tie a knot in the bottom. However, if you're considering growing a larger fruit such as watermelon, you could use a wider section of pantyhose and simply knot it at both ends.
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Post  jaspvs 3/26/2010, 9:58 pm

Thanks! That helps a lot. I just couldn't imagine how I was supposed to do that.
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