My garden has been overtaken by watermelons — a lot of watermelons. Their vines are creeping all my garden meshing into the peppers, eggplants and pretty much interlocking with the butternut squash, pumpkins and cantaloupe.
There are about four or five that look like the one above and about a dozen smaller ones starting. I’m not complaining, because I’m excited they are growing — and growing well. Has anyone ever grown them before? All my last attempts failed miserably. But, with them doing well, I was reading some information about pruning the leaves so there is more fruit. I’m mixed on what to do, so any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
|Watermelon, cantaloupe, butternut squash and pumpkins take over my garden.|
I’m really excited about the pumpkins! They, too, are expanding like crazy. One stalk even grew right through the fencing, so I just may have a pumpkin patch in my back yard this fall instead of grass.
|A baby pumpkin starting to form.|
Last week I picked a zucchini that I used in a stir fry and it came delicious. But, my first yellow squash, like the one pictured above was all mushy on the bottom. So, I threw it in the woods for the animals.
This tiny little pepper fell off the plant during a storm. It looks good, so I brought it inside and am going to try it. Isn’t it just adorable?!
Did you plant a garden? How is it doing this season?