"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Biggest Garden Surprise



Growing watermelon in the North Woods. I planted the seeds directly in the soil mid May and picked some sweet eight pound melons by the first of September. Yummy. Now they are gone (sad sigh) .. but we're enjoying some cantaloupe and Tuscan melon.

6 comments:

Kathryn said...

That's wonderful! I hope to grow some melons next year. I'll probably start them indoors, early, however. I saved seed from a really wonderful melon from farmer's market.

Happy harvest! :)

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

That melon looks yummy!

Constance said...

Not a one of us can picture summertime without thinking of watermelon! I got an awesome one the other day, Texas right now is prime time for them.

Have you ever wondered what they use to grow a seedless watermelon?

Things that make you go hmm.....
Connie

Pat said...

What a sweet harvest treat! The earth keeps giving back of its goodness when we give back to the earth, doesn't it?
Enjoy every sweet bite, I love all kinds of melons, yum!

byhisgracealone said...

my honeydews...aren't ready yet, but we are counting the days.

p.s. hehe on Terry missing my comment over at Connie's....she would never let me live it down, if she really knew.....how much I love the s word...

Maggie Ann said...

I'm proud of you! We've never had any success growing melons of any kind. Not that we tried very often...to tell the truth. I'll bet they WERE delicious!