Sunday, 6 February 2011


I haven't been very good at getting out to the melons with a little paintbrush and pollinating.  Half the time it's raining in the morning which makes it all a bit pointless anyway.  So I was pleasantly surprised to find three little watermelons managed to pollinate all by themselves.
This one got wedged between the plastic lattice and wooden slats on the fence, pinching it.  Poor little melon!  Good thing I found you and squeezed you back out again.  That didn't look comfortable at all!
They got some little bird net slings set up for them to hold their weight against the fence.  No sign yet of melons from the Hale's best rockmelon, I hope a few set soon!