Sunday, May 31, 2009

Nice Melons!

Not only am I having success growing zucchini, but I'm also having great luck with watermelons. This year I planted Crimson melons. They are smaller, round melons with seeds. They have really taken off as the heat has increased.

7 comments:

Maureen said...

I found your blog on One Green Generation and wanted to say hello. It was SO nice to finally find a fellow Central Valley gardener who blogs!

I shall return :)

Lisa Paul said...

Geez, I may just send my seeds down to you and have you garden for me. I got completely seduced by melons this year and planted these luscious-looking "toy ice-box watermelons" in an assortment of colors. Our recent cold snap kept them from sprouting, then we had a heat wave and they started making up for lost time, now we're having a cold period again and they are in suspended animation.

MAYBELLINE said...
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MAYBELLINE said...

I've only attempted to grow watermelons (unsuccessfull)once before. I must credit the raised beds with imported earth. The cantaloupes I had to transplant because of aggressive zucchini are starting to thrive. It was touch and go for awhile though.

MAYBELLINE said...

Lisa: I'm unable to view you blog for the past few days.

Rowena... said...

I'm afraid my watermelons are a lost cause. We're just not getting enough heat and the dogs, the dogs!, have decided to turn the watermelon patch into their personal digging ground. I've still got 2 plants in there but they're small and going nowhere in this climate. I bought the seedlings from a nursery so I don't feel that bad as I didn't waste any effort or time on them.

MAYBELLINE said...

Does anyone have suggestions on how to spike a watermelon? I've never done it; but I would like to try.