by Heather Stone If you have space, make room for a hill or two of watermelons in your garden. They are easy to grow and like any fruit and vegetable, they just taste better when they are plucked straight from the garden. Besides, nothing says summer quite like a juicy slice of watermelon. Here […]
If you are not happy with the results below please do another search
10 search results for: melon
Words barely do the watermelon radish justice. Virant. Brilliant fuchsia. Magic. We just started carrying the watermelon radish seed this year and it is one of the first seed packets I snagged this Spring. I’m not a big radish eater although I like them eaten raw with breakfast eggs as is common in some Persian […]
Watermelon Radish is a colorful heirloom from China, also known as Chinese Red Meat Radish, is very sweet and crisp. The root of this large radish has a creamy white and green exterior and beautiful red to pink flesh.
The compact vines of this widely adapted, heirloom variety need only a small space and are excellent for either small garden areas or planting in containers. The thin tough green rind turns golden-orange when mature and the 7-8 inch, oval melons are very sweet with rich-red flesh.
Crimson Sweet Watermelon is one of the most popular heirloom melons today! The fruit is oval to round, weighing up to 25 lbs. with a thick rind and striped green skin. The flesh is bright red, firm and very sweet with small black seeds.
Great for short growing seasons! Compact, 3 ft. vines bear large crops of 4 in. melons. Thick meaty, gold-yellow flesh has a unique flavor with high sugar content. Edible to the rind, high quality fruits have fine dense netting are early flowering and resistant to FW.
Muskmelons and Canteloupe grows well with corn, pumpkins, radish and squash. Marigolds, nasturtiums and oregano will act as bug repellent if you plant them with your melons.
The delicious fruits of this old-world heirloom grow to slightly over 5” across and weigh up to 7 1/2 lbs. The thick juicy flesh is light green and very sweet and the seed cavity is small. The vines are disease resistant.
True to its name, this cantaloupe offers golden-colored flesh that is sweet and juicy. The melons are large and round, with a thin rind. These fragrant fruits need heat and a longer growing season.
by Sandy Swegel Nature is so darn weird some days. My friend Lara found four watermelons with this a design in them growing in her farm field. Her neighbors are, um, quirky enough that one of them might have spent the night carving the design. But a quick google for “crop circles and watermelons” turned […]
by Sandy Swegel My gardening buddies had an ice tea party at a nearby market farm this week. Long hot summer days are ripening melons and we were eager to do some taste testing, but how do you know when melons are ripe? They all look great. They have a good size. We were crouching among […]