Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello from NE OHIO
by countrynaturals Today at 1:17 am

» Happy Autumn Equinox
by countrynaturals Today at 1:09 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:02 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:01 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by brianj555 Yesterday at 5:19 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:06 am

» Today's Harvest
by hammock gal Yesterday at 7:29 am

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by brianj555 9/21/2017, 9:27 pm

» New England September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2017, 7:59 pm

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2017, 7:56 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by stealthmayhem 9/21/2017, 5:19 pm

» Spotted Lanternfly: invasive pest "new" to the US
by sanderson 9/21/2017, 1:41 pm

» First red kidney bean harvest....now what?
by AtlantaMarie 9/21/2017, 6:28 am

» Fall Garden?
by sanderson 9/21/2017, 3:28 am

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by Scorpio Rising 9/20/2017, 7:12 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by Scorpio Rising 9/20/2017, 6:38 pm

» Ginger
by has55 9/20/2017, 2:38 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by Kelejan 9/20/2017, 2:29 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie 9/20/2017, 9:08 am

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan 9/19/2017, 9:55 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 9/19/2017, 7:18 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 9/19/2017, 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 9/19/2017, 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 9/19/2017, 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate 9/19/2017, 1:43 am

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals 9/18/2017, 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Ginger Blue 9/17/2017, 5:39 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 9/17/2017, 11:20 am

» Skinny Cucumbers?
by brianj555 9/17/2017, 11:15 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

mini watermelon

View previous topic View next topic Go down

mini watermelon

Post  Josh on 7/29/2010, 9:36 pm

I picked my first watermelon today!

I wasn't sure when to pick it, but I read somewhere on the forum to feel if it is lighter in weight than it looks like it would be,and that worked!
i wasn't a 50 pounder but it is good!



Have some cantaloupe growing too.
avatar
Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 22
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: mini watermelon

Post  middlemamma on 7/29/2010, 9:39 pm

Mmmm, that looks yummy! Awesome for you!

Enjoy!

PS...love your shirt. Smile
avatar
middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: mini watermelon

Post  Weedless_ on 7/29/2010, 10:25 pm

Awesome. I am growing those too, this is my first year every growing anything, so I am curious about the melons in general, do they produce 1 fruit per plant, or you can get more? I see those cantaloupes cascading off your trellises, and I assume those are several plants?
I planted four different varieties of melons to see which ones we'll like the most, and so far I have 1 melon on one plant, and plenty of the little embryo melons, but they are not growing.
As for watermelons, I have two plants, and each produced one fruit, the others are just embryos that aren't growing. Looks like they are waiting for their big brothers to be picked first.
Any ideas?
avatar
Weedless_

Female Posts : 233
Join date : 2010-05-23
Age : 44
Location : Prattville-AL, Zone 8

View user profile http://www.eatalready.com

Back to top Go down

Re: mini watermelon

Post  Chopper on 7/30/2010, 4:15 am

What variety of watermelon. I think I have a mini kind, but I am not sure! I will be ready to add a sling if they start getting too big! Beautiful, as usual.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: mini watermelon

Post  WardinWake on 7/30/2010, 5:24 am

Weedless_in_Atlanta wrote:Awesome. I am growing those too, this is my first year every growing anything, so I am curious about the melons in general, do they produce 1 fruit per plant, or you can get more? I see those cantaloupes cascading off your trellises, and I assume those are several plants?
I planted four different varieties of melons to see which ones we'll like the most, and so far I have 1 melon on one plant, and plenty of the little embryo melons, but they are not growing.
As for watermelons, I have two plants, and each produced one fruit, the others are just embryos that aren't growing. Looks like they are waiting for their big brothers to be picked first.
Any ideas?

Weedless:

Depending on the variety you can get up to 15 melons on one vine. I have 8 vines of two watermelon varieties and have many melons on them. One watermelon dropped to the ground when it got too heavy for the vine to support so I have pantyhose holding the next biggest and as the others get larger I will support them as well. The watermelon vines have outgrown the trellises and are now taking up the paths between the boxes. We are also growing cantaloupes vertical as well.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.


avatar
WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 67
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: mini watermelon

Post  Josh on 7/30/2010, 2:44 pm

I'm not sure what kind of mini watermelon it is,but I have just one vine and it has two watermelons on it,one is not as big as the one I picked,and it is heavy compared to the one I picked,someone said if it is lighter in weight it would be ready to pick and that worked for me!

The cantaloupe has about 6 on it,and it is just one vine too. I will make a sling for them as they get bigger.

Last year I grew both and the watermelons on the vine just died,but the cantaloupe did fine.

PS (middlemamma thanks!)
avatar
Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 22
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: mini watermelon

Post  1chichi on 7/30/2010, 7:28 pm

Oh... that's a cute personal size melon. Thanks for all the pics you post, it's truly an inspiration.
Ps> You have great presentation skills.
avatar
1chichi

Posts : 151
Join date : 2010-04-24
Location : SuNnY SoutH CaRoLiNa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: mini watermelon

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum