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?