Saturday, April 18, 2009

watermelons!


it's meg's "life long dream" - she is 9 - to grow watermelons. so, for the last 4 weeks, we've had 29 watermelon vines sprouting in the dining room in front of the big window, each nestled into their little peat pots, straining toward the sunshine. today was the big day that we had set aside for planting! how exciting!

so we dug up the "grass" (read: chickweed), amended the soil, and one by one, planted 3 -4 inch watermelon vines along little hills... and prayed that the bunnies won't come eat them in the middle of the night!

if we get 29 vines worth of watermelon, you better believe we'll be sharing!


5 comments:

Light said...

OH PLEASE continue this story! I've never seen a watermelon grow! I'll pray for the rabbits to not eat the watermelons!

Annie said...

yay for watermelons! and yay for your planting of seeds :0)

Curtis Mulder said...

Since it is the playoffs...
Let's Go Watermelons, Let's Go!
Let's Go Watermelons, Let's Go!

rachel said...

ahhhh - it warms the cockles of my heart! :) :)

*marissa* said...

i'm ready for a watermelon party!