For weeks I’ve been watching two very large watermelons in my garden. They hadn’t done anything interesting, yet I kept watching. The were no longer growing, and I could detect no visible sign that I should harvest them. The browning of the stem, and yellowing of the underside. Not happening. Yet, my curiosity got the best of me and I harvested the larger of the two.
I was apprehensive about cutting it open, and fearful that I’d jumped the gun.
I was happy to find the watermelon was perfectly ripe, and ate the end immediately with a spoon. It was still warm from the sun, juicy as can be and delicious. I love the contrast of the pale skin with the bright pink fruit. Next up for this fella, is a Watermelon, Feta, Basil salad. Then it will be time to harvest the other one.
Growing watermelons is easy, just plant, water and wait.