Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Garden bounty

Like I have said before, despite the small amount of produce I have garnered from my garden, I have learned quite a bit that I intend to carry over to next Spring's plantings.

However, I am pleased to announce that I managed to grow an edible watermelon. Granted, it is no where near as big as what I was hoping, but I account that to the seeds being third generation of a store bought melon. This one's parent grew to almost the same size (about 12" - 14" around, and 8" - 9" long), and might have been edible if I hadn't smashed it on the ground to open it (not out of frustration, but curiosity).

As you can see in the photo, we got a good amount of melon out of it, and it was pretty tasty. Needless to say, I am excited, and ready to get going again, but this time with the proper seeds. And speaking of that, if anyone has a recommendation for a seed company that sells seeds good for Zone 9, I would appreciate a link.

As an aside, I have also gathered 8 pods of okra, which I need to cook soon!


Wicked Gardener said...

Wow- I'm totally impressed you got that from a store bought melon.

Tom Barrett said...

Me too! I didn't know not to use them at the time. I plan to get some proper seed for next year.