One day a while back when weeding the flower bed, I noticed that one of the "weeds" looked familiar. It was a watermelon vine. I have no idea how it got started there. Maybe from compost? Who knows. I immediately decided to let it stay. It's been fun watching it grow and grow and grow. And now... finally... baby watermelons!
I have been watching for babies, and finding none. I saw lots of flowers, but no babies. But now, they are there, including one that is at least 3 inches long. How did that one sneak in?
I've had to help route the vines a little to avoid flowers and to stay out of the grass, but it seems to be a very happy vine. And now, it won't be long til I'll be able to have watermelon.
I know just what I'll do with it, too. In June, I bought a watermelon (I couldn't wait til we had our own) and made watermelon juice. In this post about watermelon juice, I also mentioned that I made some watermelon ice cubes. I left them in the freezer for weeks, but finally I used them in my tea. Oh My! Oh-Me-Oh-My! They are sooooo good like that.
Now I'm hooked and whenever I get my hands on a watermelon, I plan to use a large portion of it to make more watermelon ice cubes.
I only have a few left and those will likely be gone today. Rudy is still very proud that the ice cubes were his idea. Sometimes, he's an absolute genius!
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Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage
Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer