Saturday, August 6, 2011

Watermelon vine going rogue

You know, gardening is experimenting. Sometimes, you have an idea of the result, sometimes Mother Nature surprises you. We know a watermelon plant needs space to grow and to vine on the ground. We transplanted the watermelon plants (3) in mid-June after the spring broccoli season was over.

In the picture below is a watermelon plant. Yep, one plant with 9 watermelons growing on it! Currently, the plants are covering more than 100 sq feet of space. With the other 2 watermelon plants - each growing only with a single vine - the total is: I don't know for sure but 11 as on August 6th and counting. It looks like the food kitchen down the road will have watermelon for dinner at the end of August...

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