Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Amazing Watermelon Growth

Just 10 days ago, I took a picture of my 3 "Blacktail Mountain" watermelon plants. All three plants were still circle shaped and had only begun to form their first running vine. What a difference now!  On each plant, the runner has grown inches every day. It felt like I could almost watch the runners move across the dirt. All three plants have also now sent out multiple new runners, so soon this patch will be covered in watermelon vines and foliage. But most exciting is the appearance of tiny yellow blooms and immature watermelon. Pictured below, is the very first melon I found on any of the plants. It will be fun to see how long it takes before the first melon has set and begins to grow.


Daphne Gould said...

Exciting. I hope it sets for you. I'm still watching for my first melon.

Mindy said...

After failing miserably last year, clearly I'm a glutton for punishment, because I'm giving it a go again. One Sugar Baby seedling came home with me earlier this season, and we officially have a softball sized melon. I have high hopes!