London, Sept 10 (ANI): A woman in Britain has come up with a novel idea for supporting her giant melons - using old bras.
Rowie Meers, 45, a mum of three, who experimented with a number of techniques to keep her bumper crop of galia melons from sagging on the vines they grow on, found that bras provided the best support.
Meers then launched an appeal for unwanted bras and customers have already donated 40 to her business, Purton House Organics near Swindon, Wilts.
"We had such a fantastic crop of galia melons and I was struggling to stop them swinging too low," the Sun quoted her as saying.
"We needed something to suspend them. My eureka moment came as I looked down the answer was under my nose.
"I thought let's use bras because they suspend my melons very well, so let's use them for this. My own cup was not really big enough to hold the melons - so we asked our customers to send in their bras.
"We've been sent all kinds - from padded to lacy. We appreciate their support in more ways than one - especially the double D cups.
"It does make my polytunnel of melons look a bit odd, but it's great fun," she stated. (ANI)