5/19/11 looks like a dirt pile with metal rings, but there are seeds under that soil! thank you Uncle Eddie for the seeds!
5/24/11 He did say to plant a lot of seeds because he wasn't sure they would take. So I planted a lot, and then bought 2 cantaloupe plants and another watermelon and planted in the same bed- just to make sure...
5/28/11 oh looky! a little sprout!
6/6/11 a lot of watering and rain, and some more little sprouts
6/10/11 getting bigger!
6/22/11...still had no idea what was coming...
6/29/11 at least the metal rings aren't looking so lonely
7/6/11 the rain certainly got something moving!
7/13/11 oh goodness- this is exciting- when do we get to eat watermelon?
7/30/11 Is it a watermelon or a green cantaloupe? I'm so confused.
8/6/11 But really excited that we have such a big something in the garden!
8/6/11 Look how these vines have grown! I've had to pull them away from the tomatoes!
8/6/11 This baby watermelon had to take one for the team. Here's the conversation between my curious self and my um...less adventurous self: It looks green, right? yes. So that might maybe mean ripe? no. Maybe we accidentally picked up a dwarf watermelon variety? no. (Then, after seeing the entirely white interior...curiosity continued) Maybe it will still be delicious? No. Maybe I like the taste of sweet and tangy? Whatever you need to tell yourself. Maybe I could try to make something new and unheard of with it? Go ahead, but remember what ailed the pioneers...good luck with that. Maybe I'll just throw the rest away and always dream of what might have been? Good call.
Brent turned them this morning so we could see them- reminds me of eggs in an incubator.
So this is where we are today- still growing and multiplying, but not ready to harvest.Aaaaaaggggggghhhhhhh. This takes forever. I'm going to tear out the basil and plant pumpkins- maybe they are faster?