|MG Gary Ankney|
The next three pictures are from Gary's summer garden, copied with permission from his Facebook page.
|Melon growing on a Trellis|
|Tomato Cages (one inverted onto the other) supporting|
a winter squash vine
Gary's favorite support structure is made of two tomato cages (the ones that are virtually useless for tomatoes) - one inverted onto the other - to build a support trellis for squash, melons and cucumbers.
|Cukes in the Background - Winter Squash in the Foreground|
Gary also discussed crop rotation, to grow specific groups of vegetables so they don't return to the same spot for at least three years. This practice helps control pests and diseases, control weeds, and enhances soil fertility and structure.
|MG Linda Horst|