Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The children and I were up early this morning working in the garden. I had not mulched my tomatoes, and the heat is really beginning to take its toll. We went out to the chicken run and shoveled up some leaves that have been breaking down since the fall. I'm hoping they will be sufficient in helping to keep the moisture in.
While we were out, Buddy found this little beauty creeping up our trellis!
This is a sleeping beauty heirloom melon. They are small and good for tight spaces. Especially climbing. After a little hunting we found three more coming in!
Since we have the melons climbing, a little additional support was needed to keep the melon from falling off of the vine. Enter- the melon moby wrap (made from a pair of Moonpie's hole ridden tights):
I'm sure some adjustments will need to be made once it begins to grow, but I'm hoping this will hold for a few days.