Colourful brassieres support weighty cantaloupes
The string bikini tops worked best at the Vancouver Compost Garden
Sean and Maria built a small greenhouse this past spring at the Vancouver Compost Garden. The raised beds inside were filled with a soil blend that included leaves, various composts we had around the garden, and layers of ‘White Dragon’ compost made from our mid-scale electric composter that was fed food scraps from a local restaurant.
Now in August, tomatoes and cantaloupes are crowding the plastic shelter and the heavy, growing cantaloupes need some support. They are “EarliChamps” from West Coast Seeds. Using a tip from a visitor, Maria visited a local Sally Ann thrift store and bought a variety of different sized brassieres to help hold up the growing melons.