Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:28 pm Posts: 30 Location: Woodway,TEXAS
I'm planting one watermelon plant and enough for 2-4 cantaloupes (starting w/seed) in my raised garden beds (9'x4'x10"). Inside the bed, there's plenty of sun regardless of how and where I choose.
I was thinking of planting near the edge, and mulching the surrounding ground as the vine grows out and over. OR I could allow the plants to grow along the inside length of the bed, mulching accordingly. Either way, I estimate there is plenty of room.
Any advise on the best way to train the vines, however, I'd really appreciate. thank you
Good thing you could figure out what I was saying - I just fixed a typo.
Yes, they love to climb and you'll see melons hanging from the vines when they do. They have grown higher near my outdoor unit of the heat pump where I put a chickenwire barrier (to prevent the basketball hitting it, there used to be a hoop nearby). It was a great way to conceal the big metal box - I put up posts and wire about a foot away from it on two sides and from the street all you would see was vines and cantaloupe peaking out.
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