February 15, 2010
As a contrast to last time’s snow post I thought it would be fun to show you my watermelons that I planted and grew last year. The plants were planted in large pots on the terrace and I pollinated the flowers with a small brush. Both varieties seen on the photos, Sweet Sibirian and Cream of Saskatchewan were supposed to have a final weight of 4.5 kg but ended up very small yet still extremely tasty. It’s quite unusual to grow watermelons in Sweden, especially if you don’t have any greenhouse. It’s hard to say if it was worth the effort since the harvest only resulted in 4-5 tiny watermelons but it was indeed a treat to eat them.