Truly this is my most anticipated produce from the garden. Watermelons. It seems so daunting to grow it though. It’s something that we never grew in our family garden growing up…or at least I don’t remember it, so it must not have been, because what child wouldn’t remember growing watermelons in their backyard?? It must have been too hot or something we’re I grew up….Whatever the case may be, I’m a total novice at watermelon growing, but I’m trying my hardest to get a few of these delicious summer staples out of my humble little garden.
To help these fragile little vines out, I made a trellis. Keeping them off the ground seems to have some advantages…less bugs, and more room to vine, meaning more room for watermelons…right? That’s what Pinterest tells me anyway. So here’s another easy garden project for ya! A diy watermelon trellis! This was really easy, guys … once I got the right size staples for my staple gun, that is…but I’m sure you totally know what size staples your staple gun uses, right? So you’re good to go!
2 1×2 strips of wood
2 1″ wide hinges
Step 1: Cut your wood into 4 pieces of your desired length – mine are about three feet because I’m only growing Sugar Baby watermelons, so I’m anticipating they won’t get too large.
Step 2: Cut the fencing to your desired width and a length to match the wood. I have four square feet of watermelons, so I cut my fencing two feet wide and three feet long. Make another to the same dimensions.
Step 3: Staple the fencing to the wood, lengthwise, on both sides. Repeat for second panel.
Step 4: Attach the hinges to the top of each panel, one on each pair of 1×2’s.
Step 5: Install in your garden, and salivate over what will hopefully be a delightful watermelon harvest!
Have you grown watermelons before? Tell me about your experience and leave any tips you may have in the comments!
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