This is the first time, ever, that I have grown watermelon. Wow am I glad I did! This was truly the juiciest, sweetest, reddest watermelon I have ever had. I even started the seeds late about four to six weeks ago in this horrible heat. I purchased these seeds from Park Seed and I wish they were heirloom, but they are a hybrid. They are called "Charleston Jr. Hybrid". The Catalog says, " These small 12-16 lb. melons boast seedless red flesh, uniform light green flesh, and a flavor that combines the sweet and the crisp perfectly. Super high yeilds make this watermelon a favorite!" They are 100 % accurate on all counts, as you can see in this picture! In addition, there have been no pest or disease problems whatsoever. I will put these on my list for next years seed purchase. But I will also try to find a comparable heirloom replacement to grow. I believe it's vital that we promote raising vegetables, not just in the most natural ways possible, but also preserve varieties for our welfare of health and well-being. I am comforted by the thought of growing something, collecting it's seeds, passing them on to others and having generations of vegetables, year after year, that I have cultivated from one seed. No that's what I call sustainable living!
8/25/2010 12:50:24 pm
Ok, I'm not hungry, but, I sure am drooling! I can just feel the watermelon juice running off of my chin.
9/20/2010 02:21:12 am
10/4/2013 05:35:37 pm
Lovely blog, thanks for posting.
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