Sweet and juicy watermelon

Sweet & Juicy - This one was a little unripe but tasty none the less.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
October 7, 2009 11:31am CST
Here's a photo of one of my Minnesotan grown watermelonms from my garden. It still had a good week or two until it was fully ripe but it was still very sweet and juicy. You can see the white of the rind is still very thick but it was still good. The other one sounds a lot riper though so I will see in a few days. Ever eat homegrown watermelon of your own or from a friends farm/garden? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Yes, there is a lot of white rind but some very good looking watermelon meat there. We have never grown any but my dad had a huge field of them and my mother said her dad used to grow them also. When my mother was still living she would stop along the side of the road out here when farmers would have truck loads of them and would buy one. She could pick out a good, sweet, juicy watermelon almost every time....I am not good at it. :(
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Oh it was really sweet and very juicy too. A week more and it would have been even better. But still edible this way. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Oh Bob my mouth is watering - I didn't get any watermelon this year. No garden and the price they were charging was way out of my ability. Am hoping and praying that next year I will be able to have at least a small garden - gardening is my stress relief and it's been a long year without that relief :(
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I bought the plants for $3 each I think was all. So even with just a few watermelons, I saved a lot of m oney from buying them at $4 to $6 each at the grocery stores. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Yep growing your own a great deal. Last year I got a package of seeds for $1.29 and got at least 10 plants and around 15 melons - I miss gardening, the savings, and the fresh produce :)
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I buy some seeds each year. But my watermelon seeds didn't get any plants so I bought three from a nursery. That's why they got planted late in the seaqson. So next year I buy the plants early to get the right timeline down hopefully. 'HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
Never, never, never... Looks yummy!
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@BarBaraPrz (20793)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Oct 09
Watermelon doesn't ripen off the vine, so it won't get any sweeter unless you put sugar on it. I don't have a recipe, but I know you can pickle the rind, just like cucumbers.
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Oct 09
oh Grandpa Bob one of my fondest memories is of me as a kid riding on this huge watermelon my grandpa had just picked and put in his wheel barrow, he would ride me up to the house, then I would jump off and we would all congregate in the dining room and eat watermelon. oh it was so ripg and oh so goo o o od. really good. The ones we get here are not always as good and as ripe but the little round seedless ones grown on the Irvine ranch land are ripe and juicy but heck you need to buy several as they are kind of small for watermelon lovers. lol lol lol.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Oct 09
These two were as big as a basketball and the same as store bought ones so they did well acvtually. But our of 3 plants I got 3 ripe ones is all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Nov 09
hi grandpa bob thanks for the best response and for not being upset that I am so late.wow
@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
7 Oct 09
My dad's friend gave us a huge watermelon he grew himself, but my parent's don't like watermelon. They told me I could have it, but I didn't think I could put it in my fridge. Not even if I cut it up in pieces. After all, my fridge is an apartment fridge, and it isn't exactly large. Plus, the watermelon he gave my parents was gigantic to begin with.
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
27 Nov 09
I have not eaten homegrown watermelon. At least not one that I knew was from someone's garden. I usually purchase mine at the local grocery stores in season. Glad it was sweet. I have bought some not so sweet ones before. It is always disappointing.
@sblossom (2170)
16 Oct 09
It’s a harvest happy day to you. I just have an experience of shopping water melon at supermarket. Your melon looks very fabulous. However next year my husband and I will have an allotment near to our flat. We already decide to grow potato, watermelon and sunflower seeds. I wish same time of next year also we will have the happiness as you have now. Then I will be back to tell you what happened in my allotment.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
9 Oct 09
It looks very nice. I have actually never eaten a home grown water melon. I tried growing watermelon one year and I had one but it got about 6 inches long and then stopped growing. It was the only one that developed, our cimate is probably not optimal for watermelon or my soil was probaby not good for it. I wish I could grow it home. The only thing I have had consistent success with is tomatoes. But I bet that was a fantastic watermelon.
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits. Its sweet and juicy.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
8 Oct 09
I love waer melons and I can eat one large watermelon weighing more than 3kilos all alone. It is 90% water, and the only thing I do not like about it is the urge it creates to go to the loo quite often ha ha. We do not have local watermelons. It generally grows in dry weather I suppose so we alwasy get it from neighbouring state. Nowadays people inject some chemical to it and ripens it. But once we cut it it is all red but sour!!! I wonder how a home grown water melon tastes? I am sure it tastes a lot better than the cultivated ones we get in market.
@mohitseth (568)
• India
8 Oct 09
water melon is one of my favorites in summers. i like its juice and chill water melon is so smoothing in summers. i buy from shopkeepers i dont have my own farm or no friend of mine having its own farm. but i am waiting for summers to have juicy watermelon.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
8 Oct 09
..Hi there webeishere, Looking at the picture, makes me want to have a slice of watermelon right now. I was born on a farm, but have never had homegrown watermelons, that I can remember. My grandfather grew pecans. Watermelon is one of the best tasting fruits to be grown ever. Thanks for sharing and take care.
• United States
8 Oct 09
Omy watermelon is my favorite summer time food. I love home grown watermelon. We buy some from this farmer and they are just sweet and juice. Wish i had a watermelon but the season is over here. Usually starts in late june till First of Sept. Your melons look great keep up the good work.
@GardenGerty (102612)
• United States
8 Oct 09
My grandpa had a huge Oklahoma garden. One of my best memories is getting to share a fresh, warm from the sun, sugar baby watermelon with my cousin. I am glad that you had a long enough season to make some fruit.
7 Oct 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, Wow!!! they look delicious and my mout is watering, when I want eat watermelon, I have to buy them from my local swupermarket, that sucks as they don't taste as nice as freshlye picked ones from the garden. Tamara