I happened upon the guys turning back vines today and raced home to get my camera! I got some good pictures of a field whose vines were way into the middles – and I took video too (You can hear me speak a little Spanish on it!)
The rows in this field are perpendicular to the sun’s path, so the vines grow into the harvest middle, which is east towards the morning sun. The vines are much thicker on the east side of the rows, and they have more watermelons. It’s pretty neat.
These had gotten so big that the guys had to pick up watermelons and place them over on the row.
In the name of ag education, I bogged my chanclas (flip flops).
And I either have a giant (dirty) foot or this is a really tiny watermelon!