EASY No-Sew Squash Hammock upcycle/recycle project

Lakota Squash settling into the good life. It’s all about the squash hammock.

I’m experimenting with trellising some of my squash plants. This Lakota Squash plant is climbing the trellis beautifully, but the squash was starting to get big and heavy and really needed support. I know some people use old panty hose to make slings, but I haven’t worn panty hose in (?) maybe decades so don’t have any old ones laying around.

What to do? What to do? “What would my Grams do?” I asked myself.

The answer was easy. She’d use what she had. And one thing I have is old knit shirts I’ll never wear again. They typically age in a storage container for a while then eventually find their way to the wrag bin.

Problem solved. I pulled out a lovely blue knit shirt, cut some long strips about 5 inches wide and secured it to the trellis. I was mindful to cut the strips wide enough to accommodate growth and still keep the squash secure. I brought the rest of the strips out to the garden and have them hanging/waiting on an empty spot in the trellis. I’ll be ready for the next hanging Lakota that starts to plump up and needs a bit of support. In the meantime this squash is definitely living its best life–carefree and healthy–just hanging out in the hammock. Happy, healthy squash means more deliciousness for our dinner table.

4 thoughts on “EASY No-Sew Squash Hammock upcycle/recycle project”

  1. Joanne, thank you so much for your recipe for squash casserole. It sounds delicious!! I’m going to give it a try this week.

  2. I love the hammock for the summer squash. I’d just put a squash casserole in the oven. I’ll share the simple recipe. It was my husbands absolute favorite.
    1 # hamburger, cooked loosely
    1 med. onion, chopped
    1 med. zuchanni squash
    1 med. yellow crooked neck squash
    2 cans diced tomatoes

    Mix all together and put in large casserole bake for 1 hour at 350*. It is even better as left overs.

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