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.