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© Betty Maxey
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UploadedAugust 6, 2012
TakenJuly 18, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/250 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length32 mm
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Yep, its gowing on a fence..... because the groundhogs took bites out of every one of them last year.... the cantalopes too. The red things are mesh bags that actually hold the mellons, and they are connected with s hooks to take the weight off the vine. We've never done this before, but so far it is working!

We didn't quite get to finish out the row, but hopefully before next year, the row will be complete!

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    Clever!! Sure hope it works for you! Great shot.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    Wonderful shot and have never heard of this growing melon this way?..much success!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (6 Aug 2012):


  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    Great idea! Excellent entry!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    Hope they make it. This is way cool!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    e. :-) Super idea. CALL ME when they are ripe unless the groundhogs get there first. :-(

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    Looking good. Lookong forward to seeing how this works out.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    On the right side of JPG's Fence!

  • Dennis Burlingham

    Dennis Burlingham gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Great project and entry!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey said (7 Aug 2012):

    Great job, hope it works.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    What a clever idea!! Our growing season isn't long enough so we never get them. What a wonderful shot of your project!!

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Wow Betty, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.. I always thought they sat on the ground.. Perfect for the theme

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Wow, excellent and interesting entry Betty !

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Very clever idea.. it makes for a great shot and entry!!

  • Lynn Hathaway

    Lynn Hathaway gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Very cool!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (8 Aug 2012):

    O, dem watermelons! Cute shot, cuz.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (9 Aug 2012):


  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (9 Aug 2012):

    great eye !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! too cool,,,,,,,super entry. this is something different from you Andrea....I love it.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    Wow, what an excellent idea to grow the watermelons on a fence to keep critters from eating them! I hope that it works out!!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    wow-never seen anything like this... Great entry -- even better idea to keep the fruit safe!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    Ingenious! Vines? They don't grow on trees?? ;-) Such a beautiful yard as well.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (16 Aug 2012):

    This reminds me of summers spent in Orange County, Virginia. Happy memories. Happy shot.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2012):

    Nice capture and nice entry

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    They are almost ready!!!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Aug 2012):

    What a clever idea...We'll have to try that method sometime....Excellent entry and glad you got a Hot on it.

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (30 Aug 2012):

    Live and learn.

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