I can taste it already

Nearly Ripe - This has gotten so big in a couple weeks time.
@webeishere (36377)
United States
September 2, 2009 10:05am CST
This is an updated photo of one of my watermelons I have gfrowing. Just a couple weeks ago it was the size of the tennis ball. Now, as you can see, it is about the size of a soccer ball. I can taste it already and so eager to cut it and eat it. But the wife says wait another week. I thumped it and get the hollow sound of a ripe watermelon. I would guess this is about 3 or 4 pounds in weight. Have you ever grown something and when it gets large you can't wait to pick and eat it? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@joye68 (151)
• United States
3 Sep 09
Oh yeah. Patience, Patience!!! It'll be even sweeter!
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
3 Sep 09
Hey Grandpa Bob! I think that is so cool that you were able to grow watermelons! I can't wait to hear how delicious they taste and I know how you can't wait to taste it too! I guess the longer you wait the better it will taste! It sure has grown alot! It really is amazing how you watched it grow from a little thing to the size it is now! You really have a green thumb!
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@mariposaman (2968)
• Canada
3 Sep 09
There is nothing like homegrown produce. It just tastes so much better than the vegetables you get at the store, I think because they have been bred for taste rather than being tough for shipping. Enjoy the fruits of your labor, you deserve it.
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
3 Sep 09
Mini cob of corn - Smallest of them yet although I had one that was an inch longer a week ago. lol
I would of had watermelon by now as well if the dang deer didn't eat my seedling. -sighs- Anyways, glad to see your watermelon is turning out so fine, Grandpa Bob. Take a look at my one cob of sweet corn. Has any of yours ever grew so small before? lol Fully formed and was the best tasting out of them all.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
3 Sep 09
We grew corn too and they came out tiny, they tasted good though.
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• United States
3 Sep 09
Most didn't come out tiny, though. That's what I don't understand. I've never had this happen before now. I have 5 rows, 20 plants in each row in my old garden and every one of them have tiny ears. Funny thing is, it's the exact same kind of corn I have in my main garden.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Sep 09
My corn and a few neighbors did the same thing this year. Out of 50 or more planted I got about 25 good ears and a bunch of tiny cobs. They were still as good though. Odd huh? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
3 Sep 09
That looks good enough to eat. You need to guard that thing, I might find myself in your neigborhood and it might disappear. Isn't it fun to grow food, and the fruit and vegies that are homegrown are always the best. The tomatoes this year are so yummy. I have been eating lots of tomatoes and cucs, I am going to miss fresh vegies from the garden. Remember guard that watermelon. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
5 Sep 09
I believe it, when stuff starts ripening up, it happens all at once. It does get overwhelming at times. You hate to waste food but you can't eat it all. Enjoy the fresh yummy vegie's now, very soon the garden will be done for the year and you will miss the fresh homegrown taste of the goodies.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
3 Sep 09
Oh what a beautiful melon! I never really did catch the knack for telling when a water melon is truly ripe, although it is easy with cantaloupe and musk melons. I love them all! I like to mix them, add some strawberries and blueberries, and serve it that way. Or...they are just plain delicious on their own. Nothing better! Karen
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Sep 09
A light thump on the watermelon and a thudding sound means they are ready. Not to hollow of a sound though or they are over ripe. That's what I was taught anyhow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Sep 09
Oh wow...it seems only yesterday you were posting pics of a watermelon and it was "baby" sized...really grew fast there. Hey can you send us mylotters a watermelon?
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Sep 09
Even in just 30 hours time or so it has gotten a bit bigger actually. This weekend I am picking it and feasting on it. It had better be good or else..... HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@peavey (15769)
• United States
2 Sep 09
That's the way I do my tomatoes. :) I watch and watch and have to make myself not pick them just yet, waiting for the perfect time. My mouth waters when I go to the garden.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
2 Sep 09
My moputh doesn't water when I go to mine. I droll all over. But I blame it on the heat and say I am just sweating. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
2 Sep 09
I have now met two myLot friends and because you live so far away it gives me doubt that we will ever meet, but I must say I can only imagine what your entire garden looks like. You're right I too can taste it. You made me hungry for corn done on the grill as well. I have never heard of this till the first time you mentioned it. My husband used to do all the BBG so after he left I no longer have a bbq. I would think if I got a small one I should be able to learn how to operate it. Thanks for all your gardening photos and stuff.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
2 Sep 09
They have those small grills that operate on a small tank of gas for camping etc. I love them little ones as they easily fit in the trunk and you can have it everywhere ya go. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@Annie2 (594)
• United States
3 Sep 09
I think I'm going to have to wait a very long time for my watermelon. It is only about 3/4 inch long! -- and by "it", I mean one melon that I can find so far. I don't think it is going to make it to edible size. :-( If the nights get much colder, I'll have to cover it with a thimble or something at night! ha, ha
• United States
3 Sep 09
oh wow thats looking great, well done! I am unable to grow anything as I have no garden to my apartment, I am trying to work out what I can grow just outside the door or indoors - I am already doing some herbs. I would love a garden! I grew up with my Dad having a huge veggie garden, and ,y brother and I had our own patch each - I remember growing some strawberries I was quite proud of as a 6 year old! Keep up the good work!
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
3 Sep 09
That is wonderful. I love watermelon. I feel the same way with green onions and tomatoes too. We are having a rough time this year in Indiana with watermelon growth. We had alot of water that caused alot of flooding which haulted the growth.
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@rusty2rusty (6742)
• Defiance, Ohio
2 Sep 09
Oh that photo looks wonderful. I would love to slice it up right now and eat it. I love fresh watermelon. To answer your question, yes, I have grown something as big and large as your watermelon. I have grown watermelons myself. Also pumpkins that have gotten very large. Sometimes I swear the zuccuhni's are so large they are at least that many pounds. Those large ones are best used and baked in zuccuhni boats.....yummy.
• United States
2 Sep 09
Wow! it grew that big that fast ?? what did you feed it ? Grandpa Bob you make my mouth water ! I wish I was your neighbor so I could get some of your home grown goodies .. Enjoy that watermelon!
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
5 Sep 09
Hello Grandpa Bob. It is good that your watermelon can be tasted now. Well, as I live in the city with no garden, we buy watermelons when we finish one during the summer. All of my family love watermelon a lot as it helps a lot to relieve the thirsty. It is an excellent fruit in summer. I wish you to get fruitful melons. Good luck.
@ElicBxn (60185)
• United States
3 Sep 09
I can KILL anything growing, so no, haven't managed it