Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Watermelon Harvest

I have not done a good job at posting my harvest results or keeping track of them. The watermelon count so are is probably around 20+ picked. The largest watermelon so far as been a Moon & Stars at around 28 pounds. There appear to 4 varieties: sugar baby, sweetheart (cross with sugar baby), ultra (that turned out not to be seedless), and moon & stars. The sugar baby melons has turned out well with every one picked being ripe.

I have given away 10 melons so far. Five to people at work, four to relatives, and one to a friend.

Cycling has been taking up my spare time as I try to get in better shape. After riding for a while I am feeling better and my legs are getting stronger.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

I Think a Deer Slept on My Biggest Melon Plant

I visited the melon patch today and the melons are getting big. My biggest melon (possibly > 25 lbs) is a moon & stars but it looks like something mashed down the plant. Some of the other plants have folded up leaves. I poured some water on the plants and I hope it brings them back up some. The tendrils on some of the melons are turning brown but I am going to wait until they really look dead.
I cut the light green melon tonight and it was not ripe. It was pink and the seeds were under-developed. Oh well.