Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Savoring Summer with Watermelon Grown at Home




It just seems like I always end up talking about watermelon outside of its season.  Summer ended last week, but I think it’s up for debate how much of a summer we had here in Chicago.
The growing season was delayed, both for commercial farmers, as well as personal vegetable gardeners.  So I’m grateful that I was able to get any watermelon out of our very short, and relatively cool, summer in my Earthboxes.  This summer I planted a variety of watermelon unfamiliar to me.  I picked it from the seed catalog based on the description.  Productive, 85 days, cool and short growing season, all sounded like Chicago to me.  A light-fleshed wonder averaging around 10 lbs called Sweet Siberian.

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