Another volunteer

Watermelon #1Here’s another volunteer which appeared in a vegetable bed this spring — a watermelon plant.  Well, actually I think it’s two or three plants.  It grew nicely and bloomed . . .

Watermelon #2. . . the female flowers were fertilized and began growing into fruits . . .

Watermelon #3. . . and the fruits grew . . .

Watermelon #4. . . and grew to produce wonderful melons.

Watermelon #5

Although the melon did not seem to be ready to slip easily from the vine, the thumping test (“thunk” sound) indicated it was ripe.  So I picked the first melon and cut it open . . .

Watermelon #6

Delicious!  It doesn’t get any better than this.  Upon inquiry of the Deva of the Garden and the deva of watermelon, I learned it would be good to save the seeds from this watermelon.  They are now drying on the table for next year’s (intentional) planting.

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