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Paisley Plant of the Week: Queen Anne’s Pocket

Paisley Plant of the Week: Queen Anne’s Pocket

This year I am growing an adorable little melon that truly deserves to be the Paisley Plant of the Week.

I’m speaking of Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon.

On the vine…Queen Anne’s Pocket

These diminutive 2-3 inch melons are grown for their fragrance instead of their flavor. The flavor is rather bland, but the smell is incredible. The fragrance, so enchanting, women would carry these in the pockets of their dresses.

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Please, Fence Me In

Please, Fence Me In

Last week, and now again this week, has been all about the fences.

Here are a couple of trellis solutions for cucumbers, melons and tomatoes.

Last week I spent an inordinate amount of time fixing the pvc with netting that was my shoestring cucumber trellis from last summer. I contemplated replacing it with the new, easy, but much more expensive fencing I’ve adopted for the melon beds (and everything else it seems) but opted to keep it in place. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, right?

Pvc and twine, time consuming but costs less than $5

I’m pretty glad now that I didn’t because I was able to plant some marigolds, tansy and borage in the center, on the ends.

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