A First

Melon1 For the first time ever, we have watermelons in our garden.  We must have started them late because it’s the third week of August and they aren’t near ripe yet.  We think.   We may need to sacrifice one soon to find out.  I threw out the empty seed packet so have no clue how big they will get or days to maturity.  Honestly, I didn’t think we’d get a single melon. Growing new vegetables causes some head scratching at harvest time.

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  1. vicki4ft6
    Aug 22, 2016 @ 17:27:51

    Hi. I live in south texas and I went to something call a watermelon trump several yrs ago. I was told by the farmers that u can tell a lot about a melon by the weight and sound. U want it to be heavy and sound hollow when u thump it. I also remember my dad saying that when the stem starts to turn brown and dry out that’s a good way to tell if things r ready. I think he said growing a melon is very similar to growing a cucumber. Hope that helps.

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  2. bjf
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 14:30:42

    save one for me

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