Garden Update: Watermelon for 4th of July!

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by on June 29, 2010


I think my watermelons are about ready…Just in time for 4th of July! We originally had 4, but 2 didn’t make it so we are left with 2 huge watermelons. Unfortunately, I don’t see any more growing, so this may be the last of our crop this year, but for the first time ever growing them, I’m excited they did this well.

IMG_7210 In this picture, you can see both of them and although these pictures don’t do justice for how large the melons are, believe me when I say we will have plenty of melon this weekend!

Like most 4th of July traditions, we are planning to BBQ this weekend and I’m looking forward to grilling some fresh veggies. Amazingly, one zucchini has been hiding in the plant and so we officially picked the largest zucchini I’ve seen…

IMG_7200 The “smaller” zucchinis in this picture are actually the size you would get from the store, so you can imagine how large these other 2 are. I plan on slicing them and placing them on the grill with a little olive oil and sea salt. It will be delicious!

IMG_7214 The Serrano peppers are finally starting to come in, so we will be able to make more of our Homemade Refried Beans (believe me, you don’t want to miss this recipe! All our friends and family LOVE it).

IMG_7215 And finally, we still have PLENTY of tomatoes. The larger are slowing down a bit (only 1-2 a day now), but as you can see, I have a bunch of cherry tomatoes to still pick. These will be great in a fresh salad this weekend or just with veggies and dip. (Oh, and speaking of dip- I found a great zucchini veggie dip that I’ll share next week!)

Now, it’s your turn, what surprises are you finding in your garden? What is growing and starting to produce? What are your challenges? If you have a blog, link up your blog post with Mr.Linky. If not, leave a comment- I’d love to hear how your garden is growing!


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  • Dawn

    Wow, I wish my daughters garden would grow like that. This is our first garden and we have planted some type of watermelon, squash, green bell peppers and roma tomatoes. And herbs we have basil, chives, green onion, parsley. The basil is the only ones growing. We have picked one small pepper and 4 small tomatoes. The watermelon and squash are doing nothing but getting bigger but no fruit or veg growing. This is our first garden so hopefully we’ll do better next year. Glad to see you have such great fruits and veggies for your family.

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  • Can’t wait for the zucchini veggie dip recipe. Your watermelons look amazing. We have 3 smaller ones growing. They are called sugar babies. I’m not sure how to tell if they are ready to pick or not.
    .-= Khristi´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  • Your watermelons look awesome! How long have you been growing the cherry tomatoes? You have a LOT… I only have a few… but I’m finding more big tomatoes! I updated my blog with photos ;)
    .-= Kara´s last blog ..Garden Updates- =-.

  • Your watermelon and squash still might produce- I know our watermelon plant got pretty big before we had the first watermelon- and then overnight we had 4 :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks, Becky! So sweet! :)

  • LOL, Khristi, I’m not either- although someone told me you can tell by sound and smell…but I’m still a bit confused.

    Love sugar babies…I think I want to try those next year.

  • Thanks, Kara- I’ll go check it out. We planted the garden in April and the cherry tomatoes were one of the first (they weren’t from seed, it was a small plant).

  • Sally

    Dudette! Amazing photos; and great job on your garden. I sit here in the most beautiful Pacific NW location which has made to 66 degrees at almost 5 pm today, my little garden is just not doing that great. Love, love, and love the photos; photos of your garden of shopping trips, kids… keeps me interested and coming back to see more. Thanks for all you do. P.s. we may be down in Apache Junction AZ from Jan – April this next year…. can you grow anything sucessfully at that time of year and harvest it by April?

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