With all the mistakes I’ve made in my first square foot garden, we have another triumph – our very first home-grown watermelon!!!!!!
We planted it in the wrong place, on the right end of a planter we had converted to an extended square foot garden. We should have planted it on the LEFT end and not planted anything else in the planter because the vines immediately grew off the end of the planter and across the yard. My husband carefully avoided mowing there because we were afraid we’d mess up the vines. We actually got several watermelons from the one seed I planted. We decided to sacrifice two smaller ones to encourage the larger one to keep growing. We eventually got another one, too, that’s still growing.
When we visited our good friends yesterday afternoon, we asked how we could tell when the watermelon was ripe. He said to look at the curlique between the melon and the vine. If it was brown, it was ready. We rushed out when we got home yesterday and the curlique was, indeed, BROWN!
We brought it in and filled four large glass bowls with cut up watermelon. We’ll eat the first of it today, but we sampled it and it’s SWEET!
Our very first home-grown, good-to-eat WATERMELON!
Wish YOU could come eat some, too!!!!