I’ve mentioned it before, but most things in the garden feel like an experiment. The only thing this season that felt like a sure thing was the watermelons. I’ve had a couple of years of experience with this particular melon and I feel like I have a handle on it. All of the melons that I grew this year came from the seed I had saved previously, so they didn’t actually cost anything to get them. That’s my favorite thing to grow – something that doesn’t cost me anything. 🙂
Considering I ripped out the vines over the weekend, I can safely say the watermelons are done. Here is the rundown on the Desert Kings this year.
Biggest melon was a beauty at 13.5 lbs.
We harvested 24 melons all together (average 2 per vine, although they could have all come off of the same vine and I wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference from the giant mass of green).
Weight total was 236.25 lbs. 😀
Will I grow them again next year? OF COURSE!!!