Thursday, August 25, 2016


We harvested our first watermelon this weekend.

We have not been able to grow a decent sized watermelon here- ever!
 Other years when we tried they grew a bit bigger than a softball but none of them have ever reached a full size before.
It was so juicy!  It reminded me of the watermelons we used to have before the seedless watermelon.  I don't think that the seedless watermelons have much flavor. 
I can remember my brothers and I having a seed spitting contest when we were little. I wasn't a very good seed spitter.  My mom used to tell us that we couldn't eat the seeds because it would cause a watermelon plant to grow in our bellies! Haha!  I told Madi and Ryder the same thing when they were little. 
Ryder and I were taking turns cutting it. He cut through the tough outer layer and I cut it into the smaller sizes. It was heavy and needed to be cut into sizes that I could manage with a sharp knife without cutting myself!

I like to have bite sized pieces in a bowl ready to eat.

I think it is such a pretty melon.

This bowl holds 4 quarts.  It was overflowing as soon as I finished cutting it.  We ate quite a bit of it immediately and I packed some for Jeremiah's lunch. 

My mom likes to sprinkle a bit of salt on her watermelon when she eats it.  I do this occasionally but not often.  Does anyone else eat watermelon this way or have you heard of doing this? 


  1. That looks SO good. Yes, I have always put a little salt on my watermelon!! Yum! Congratulations on your success!

    1. Thank you Terri! My momma thinks that salted watermelon is the only way to go! :-)

  2. That's an impressive watermelon! Congrats!

    I had never heard of putting salt on watermelon until I got married to a salty watermelon eater. I still say it takes a special kind of person to eat them that way. :)

    1. Thanks for the comment. I agree that it takes a special kind of person. My mama is special! :-) I prefer mine plain! LOL

  3. How exciting! I too remember spitting seeds. We have never had good luck growing watermelons. Yet, plenty of farmers here do. That is interesting about the salt. I am rather curious and must try it.

    1. You will have to come back and let me know if you like the watermelon better with salt or plain. Enjoy your taste-testing!


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