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My first batch of rock and/or honeydew melons are growing quite rapidly so I figured it was time to try out the trellis idea. Here's a start I made. For support I used 4 bamboo poles cut to about 1.6m each. The struts are river reeds from an outdoor garden screen I had lying around. I'll add more struts as the vines grow. Only time will tell whether the trellis will be strong enough. Fingers crossed!

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Crikey!

I tried guerilla gardening by planting pumpkins, watermelon, and honey dew on the land next to my the townhouse I'm living in under the gum trees, but unfortunately, none survived...... oh well, I'll just to have to resort to watching yours online ... ^^

Paw Paws and papayas grew much better in the tropics and they were so sweet.

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