PunkRotten wrote:Really nice thanks. What kind of trellis should I use? I was planning on buying big wooden stakes and using twine or maybe even chicken wire. You think it would be strong enough to hold these melons?
I grew cantaloupes once on a trellis and was successful. I used my wife's old stockings to make a sling under each fruit to support it by tying it off on the hog wire I used for the mesh. You will likely have to do something similar or risk the weight of the melon damaging the vine.
I'm not a fan of chicken wire for trellises since removing the vine when production is done would be a lot harder than traditional 2 x 3 inch opening hog wire.