The melon above sat on the ground just long enough for something to bore a pencil sized hole into the outer rind. Now suspended, hopefully that’ll be the last visitor until havest.
Last year’s melons were suspended in the air, each wrapped in pantyhose hammocks hung from the bamboo trellis. This year, they’ll stay on the ground, slightly elevated on improvised hosiery trampolines. Six wicker baskets cost a dollar at the Habitat Re-Store down the street, and the queen size hose are less than two bucks. Family […]
From short, anxious runners wrangled from the edges of a 3×5 ft raised bed back in May, to scores of tenacious tendrils gripping a homemade bamboo trellis, one flower that took to paintbrush IVF turned out delicious.
This is the Trellis Summer. Sun gold tomatoes at home and in our classroom bed find bambooed support culled from an invasion in the school’s wildlife habitat fit for a family of pandas. Ladders of hemp twine scale vertical bamboo cuts, which (so far) supply enough structure for the bite-sized alkaline orbs. But it’s the honeydew […]