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How to grow watermelons: They do not like "wet feet" but they need at least an in of water each wk. You can trellis up watermelon plants, and once the plants set fruit, support the burgeoning melons with slings, which can be made with cheesecloth, nylon stockings, or old T-shirts. If the sling completely covers the fruit, it provides protection from insects. In addition to saving space, trellising improves air circulation and helps prevent disease.
Square Foot Garden. Very well organized, like the companion plants, good mixing of different nitrogen pulling plants throughout the space, wouldn't place the potatoes and watermelon in a square foot garden like this and I don't think they listed supports for the peas.
But would this keep my possum from gnawing them all? Hmm. Every year the possums come and chow on everything, except our pumpkins. : )
How to Grow Pumpkins: Pumpkins are a warm-season annual that require from 90 to 120 frost-free days to reach harvest. Sow pumpkins in the garden in spring when all danger of frost has passed and the soil temperature has reached 65°F and night air temperatures are above 55°F.
Pumpkin hammock - Each pumpkin vine had been trained up a metal pole, its lone fruit deposited on the net for safekeeping. The pumpkins, poised over a Lilliputian garden world (“hills of parsley, valleys of lettuces, rivers of origanum”), are meant to symbolize the daily course of the sun.