I've been looking forward to this moment all summer long:
the harvesting of our first ripe watermelon.
I happened to think it was a photo-worthy affair.
My husband and our friend? Not so much.
Therefore, I'm the only one in these photos, enjoying the watermelon-picking ceremony much more than the two behind the lens.
What can I say? I was pretty darn excited.
So anyway... see this? It used to be our garden. Now it's a tangled mess that's hiding plenty of delicious fruit. I still love it, even though it's a bit of chaos.
Going in for the watermelon...
I immediately handed it to Chris to document his presence... he looks thrilled, I know. :)
There it is.
Look how perfect!
(Note the huge cucumber and watermelon in the bottom of the photo).
So I have a couple questions to all of you avid gardeners out there...
Was I supposed to let the cantaloupe ripen on the counter for a few days before I cut into it? It looked amazing and tasted more like... a carrot. Not hard, but pretty flavorless.
As for the watermelon, it was very sweet and juicy in the center, but the red center was small with lots of white on the outside.
Did I pick it too soon?
Thankfully, we have about 15 more of each to get this harvesting thing perfected.
(I'm finding out how impatient I really am.)