Saturday, June 30, 2007

Hand pollination



I found and pollinated 4 girl watermelon blooms. I really don't think I did this right since I think I read that they should close again after they are pollinated and I did not notice them doing that. I tied a ribbon on each one so that I could keep watch on them. I sure hope this works. The 2 cantaloupe plants also have blooms all over but I can't really tell which is the girl and which is the boy with these so they are on their own.



I also used a drill today for the first time ever. I hung my trellises on the back of the garage. I love this drill and I'll be looking for other ways to use it. These things have been leaning up against the garage for a month because I thought it would be so difficult to mount them. It was easy! Who needs handymen!

4 comments:

  1. Hey congrats on putting up the trellises. Looks good.

    btw drills are the second best invention next to duct tape. I bet you could have mounted them with duct tape too.

    ;0)

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  2. MBT - duct tape! Why didnt I think of that?

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  3. congratulations!!!! happy gardening

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  4. Hey gina the cantaloupes will have the same baby fruit as the watermelons. Good Luck

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