Watermelon Wall

As per usual, my original idea to grow watermelon in pots this season has morphed into a bigger project. While researching growing watermelon in pots, I found lots of literature on watermelon walls. Go to this video for a demo:

This way, we can still grow our watermelons in the ground, where nourishment and water is plentiful (watermelon is a heavy feeder and must not dry out), and not gobble up precious ground space. Growing vertical is a popular food production method. This watermelon wall will not only keep delicate vines off the ground, but strategically placed, will give us some privacy while working in the vegetable garden.

I plan to do three watermelon plants in an extra-large pot on the deck anyway. Just an experiment. You can never have too much watermelon in summer.


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