Thursday, September 6, 2012

Watermelon

I grew watermelon once in New York.  I managed to produce one meager melon that was small and wasn't particularly good.  I have tried to grow mellons for the past two years in Texas.  I didn't even get flowers.



This year I added some melons as an afterthought once we got soil for the cement planters (some time in July).  Right now the count is FOUR watermelons!  Not sure what I did differently, other than using a container, but clearly it's working.

4 comments:

  1. That's impressive!

    Hard to say what worked, I don't even try to grow plants like those because it's just so hit or miss each year.

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    1. I'm guessing it's the containers. Our native soil is very sandy (so it' holds no water) and very lean (so you have feed everything).

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  2. Looks delicious! I haven't grown watermelons, but maybe you'll have luck from now on!

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