Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Watermelon Elementary: Testing and Buckets

So what do you do if you need to plant watermelons behind another crop and don’t know how they’ll do? You plant test plants!

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We have a few early watermelon plants in the ground here and there to see how they do.

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And how do we deal with the wind and cold? Buckets. Those babies will spend a good bit of time (on and off) under a bucket to protect them from the cold nights and windy days. (And you put dirt on the bucket to keep it from getting blown over.)

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It’s one of those high tech farming practices!

And… we have rye middles planted! We’ll be transplanting before we know it!

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