STAKE & SUPPORT WEIGHTY CROPS
Ladies (especially those of us with bigger busts): don’t biff out your old lingerie. We all know that laddered pantyhose and threadbare tights can be repurposed as flexible tree or tomato ties, but worn-out bras can come in handy too if you’re growing melons and gourds over a climbing frame. I’ve chuckled at the photos I’ve seen this week online of pairs of plump rock melons supported in lacy bras. Personally, I’m hoping my watermelons grow MUCH bigger than my bra size, so I’ve tucked the swelling fruit into little hammocks of vintage fabric (you might notice I’ve colourcoordinated them to match my newly blue-painted beds).
There’s nothing quite as heartbreaking as losing weighty – and almost ripe – crops to summer storm damage, so this is a good reminder to add extra stakes to fruit-laden tomato plants, eggplants and capsicums. If you have blocks of corn on the go, adding sturdy corner stakes