Sep 5, 2011

A use for pantyhose

Finally!  I have never had much use for them before. =)  (Now tights, that's a different story.)  However, how many of you knew you could use pantyhose in your garden? That's what I thought too!

I have a cantaloupe growing away, and it needs a little extra support.

That's where the pantyhose come in!  First, take an old useless pair of pantyhose and cut them up with scissors.  It feels good, trust me! =)  Open up one leg so you have a big swatch.

Yep, that'll do.  Then Tie it to your trellis that is already in place.  You are basically making a hammock for the poor little melon to rest in.  Like so:

This helps to relieve some of the pressure off of the vine while the melon continues to ripen.  Ah, the life of luxury that some of my plants have...  I hope you all had a great holiday weekend!


  1. Genius! All of your tips and tricks make me wish I had a garden of my own...well, almost ;)

  2. I wish you were my mom and you could build me a hammock.