It has been three weeks since the great Watermelon catastrophe and the remaining melons are getting huge!  We decided to hold off picking them until the vine began to wither, but as you can see this still hasn’t happened.


Our watermelon vine has grown so large it is encroaching on the patch next to ours; luckily the owner doesn’t seem to mind.


A search of the patch has now revealed four more melons and we have been checking them periodically for that magical thud sound. Friday evening we could hear a distinct difference when we tapped the largest melon. After much debate we decided to risk picking it.


Here is a shot of Jamie holding it so you can get some idea of exactly how big it was.


We were so excited to take it home we didn’t even stop to clean him off!


Just like a prize fish, we measured and weighed this fabulous example of watermelon: 76 cms long, 65 round and 15.1 kilos!


We were very nervous about cutting it open, but we didn’t need to worry it was perfect!

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It tastes as amazing as it looks. Miss Ruby was most impressed and had two bowls of watermelon for tea!

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We had to clean the fridge out to fit it all in!


About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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