Monday, August 25, 2008

Moon and Stars Watermelon

This is one of the watermelons I was telling you about earlier. I have never been able to grow watermelon. It obviously must be me because this watermelon grew itself. This came from an heirloom plant that we planted either last year or the year before. I honestly can't remember. Whatever year we planted, we didn't get anything from it so I decided we just couldn't grow watermelons. Michael plowed the field up in late May with the intentions of planting, but we never got that far. The watermelon grew itself from the earlier plant and now we have an abundant harvest of watermelons. The flavor is amazing. It is sweet and has a great texture. I hate mushy watermelons! I did just discover that 4 of our 5 children do NOT like watermelon. I have been dedicating a garden bed each year to grow watermelon and I didn't even KNOW my kids don't like it!!! What kind of crazy kids don't eat watermelon???!!! I guess I won't have to worry about mastering the production of watermelon around here, and I won't even have to end on a failure. After all, we have an abundant crop this year even if I didn't know they were out there!

grace and peace,


Marci said...

They DON'T like watermelon? I never heard of such. =) I am glad you got some this year. We have had minimal luck with growing them. One year they took over one whole end of the garden. We did not see many melons, just lots of greenery. I had seen a snake back in that greenery, so I steered clear of the area. In the fall, when the greens started dying, there were a whole bunch of huge, sweet watermelons. We brought them in and stored them in a cool room on the cement floor. They lasted quite a while. We did share some.

Amy said...

Julie, my mom says the same thing to me...."How can you NOT like watermelon?"

But I can't stand it! It's gross to me.

So, like 4 out of 5 of your kids, you do not have to save any for me when I come over to get my spaghetti sauce.;)

As my mom says, that is just more for you and your husband!;)

God Bless,

P.S. Your watermelon "looks" beautiful though.;)

Mountain Mama said...

My mouth is watering! I love watermelon and 8 of my 8 children also love it. How odd that yours don't. Oh well, more eats for you.
All of your crops look amazing.