HARVESTING: Klondike Striped Blue Ribbon Watermelon
Watermelon is one of those crops that seem like they ought to be easy to grow. Well, to a certain extent, they are. It is getting them sizable is where it is tricky. We did not get back large watermelons this year but instead one the size of a small dinosaur’s egg.
With success, semi-success, failure, and everything in between, we always have points of data to work from. Next year when we make our attempt, we will keep in mind the following:
1. Well draining soil
2. Rich soil
3. Sunny and warm location for the plant
4. The actual fruit prefers shade