After weeks of lovely yellow flowers trailing in both directions, I was excited to finally see two watermelons growing on one of the plants. On closer inspection, I noticed small beginnings of watermelons that had fallen off each plant so I’ve been checking these two every day until it is clear they have firmly taken hold:
The bigger one is currently the size of a large grapefruit, the other about the size of a small peach. Both plants are still flowering so if we are lucky, we may end up with some more:
The next problem will be knowing when they are ready to harvest but there’s quite a way to go before I need to worry about that!
Talking of peaches, we have finally managed to eradicate the leaf curl from our peach tree. It’s only taken us 3 years so this will be the first time we will get a harvest since planting the tree and it’s looking like it will be a good one. Its branches are laden and sagging under the weight of the fruit, so much so, we’ve had to add a support for fear it may snap (it’s still a very young tree):
Luckily, I now have a new kitchen gadget to help with preserving. It’s having a test run in the next few days so watch this space…..